Resurgence of Ebola virus disease in guinea linked to a survivor with virus persistence in seminal fluid for more than 500 days

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  • Boubacar Diallo
  • Daouda Sissoko
  • Hadja Aïssatou Bah
  • Hawa Bah
  • Mary Claire Worrell
  • Lya Saidou Conde
  • Ramata Sacko
  • Samuel Mesfin
  • Angelo Loua
  • Jacques Katomba Kalonda
  • Ngozi A Erondu
  • Benjamin A Dahl
  • Susann Handrick
  • Ian Goodfellow
  • Luke W Meredith
  • Matthew Cotten
  • Umaru Jah
  • Raoul Emeric Guetiya Wadoum
  • Pierre Rollin
  • N'Faly Magassouba
  • Denis Malvy
  • Xavier Anglaret
  • Miles W Carroll
  • Raymond Bruce Aylward
  • Mamoudou Harouna Djingarey
  • Abdoulaye Diarra
  • Pierre Formenty
  • Sakoba Keïta
  • Stephan Günther
  • Andrew Rambaut
  • Sophie Duraffour

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • World Health Organization, Conakry, Guinea.
  • INSERM U1219, Bordeaux University, and.
  • Institute of Microbiology and Infection, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
  • Laboratoire des Fièvres Hémorragiques en Guinée, Hôpital Donka et N'Zérékoré.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guinea Response Team, Conakry.
  • European Mobile Laboratory Consortium, Hamburg, Germany.
  • University of Cambridge
  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB10 1SD.
  • Department of Public Health, University of Makeni, Sierra Leone.
  • Université Gamal Abdel Nasser de Conakry, Laboratoire des Fièvres Hémorragiques en Guinée, Conakry, Guinea.
  • World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; and.
  • Ministry of Health, Conakry, Guinea.
  • Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Centre for Infection, Immunity and Evolution, Ashworth Laboratories, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.


We report on an Ebola virus disease (EVD) survivor who showed Ebola virus in seminal fluid 531 days after onset of disease. The persisting virus was sexually transmitted in February 2016, about 470 days after onset of symptoms, and caused a new cluster of EVD in Guinea and Liberia.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1353-1356
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
Early online dateSep 2016
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2016