POST Online Media Lite Edition



 

NEWLY REPORTED COVID-19 CASES IN LAST 24 HOURS (10.15.2021, 4:32pm CEST, WHO):   U.S. 97,320    India 16,862    Brazil 7,852    United Kingdom 44,556    Russia 32,196    Turkey 30,709    France 4,877    Iran 11,964    Argentina 1,314    Columbia 1,256    Italy 2,666    Germany 11,518    Mexico 6,320    Poland 2,770    Philippines 7,835    Ukraine 13,624    Malaysia 8,084    Netherlands 3,662    Iraq 2,383    Thailand 10,486    Czechia 1,535    Canada 2,659    Chile 1,191    Romania 15,828    Israel 1,325    Pakistan 1,016    Serbia 6,786    Kazakhstan 2,096    Cuba 2,364    Vietnam 4,151    Hungary 1,249    Austria 2,210    Greece 2,572    Georgia 3,270    Belarus 2,052    Costa Rica 1,170    Bulgaria 3,183    Azerbaijan 1,448    Slovakia 1,952    Croatia 1,758    Ireland 1,626    Venezuela 1,441    Lithuania 2,867    South Korea 1,684    Mongolia 2,076    Moldova 1,666    Slovenia 1,081    Armenia 1,765    Latvia 2,142    Estonia 1,275    China 19    Singapore 2,932    New Zealand 66    Australia 2,752   

Ebola virus could reproduce in lungs of recovering patient

Staff Writer |
Researchers say they've discovered signs that the Ebola virus could lurk in the lungs and reproduce in a recovering patient.

Article continues below






Researchers have suspected this, but weren't sure that the virus infects the lung.

Dr. Giuseppe Ippolito and colleagues at the National Institute for Infectious Diseases in Rome monitored the lungs and blood of one patient with Ebola infection.

The investigators found signs that the virus lingered in the lungs for almost a week after it was no longer found in the patient's blood and that it also may have reproduced.

"This suggests a major role of the respiratory tissues in the pathogenesis of Ebola virus disease," the study authors wrote, referring to the way the virus takes hold in the body.

The researchers said they still want to understand the significance of lung infection and whether it plays a role in spreading Ebola.


What to read next

Ebola virus adapts itself to kill humans more effectively
Ebola, very infectious but not very contagious disease
Researchers found way to protect primates against Ebola Sudan