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Our study investigating a rare case of Ebola relapse has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Together with our colleagues at INDR in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, and several other institutions, we investigated a case of a vaccinated man who had already been sick with Ebola fell ill with the virus once again. We show that the second bout of disease – which was unfortunately fatal and led to a reignition of the Nord Kivu epidemic – was the result of a rare Ebola relapse.

Ebola virus transmission initiated by relapse of systemic Ebola virus disease

Media Coverage
Axios – Man’s Ebola relapse led to 91 new cases in DRC, study finds
Vox – Long Covid isn’t as unique as we thought
ABC News – Man’s Ebola relapse spawned dozens of new cases in Africa

Press Release
Scripps Research – Scientific detective work reveals important clues in case of rare Ebola relapse in Central Africa