Ebola found in doctor’s eyes months after virus left blood

by FoxNews.com  |  published on May 8, 2015

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Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient months after the virus was gone from his blood.

Some survivors have reported eye issues, but how often they occur is not known. The virus also is thought to be able to persist in semen for several months. Ebola has infected more than 26,000 people since December 2013 in West Africa.

The new report concerns Dr. Ian Crozier, a 43-year-old American physician diagnosed with Ebola in September while working with the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone.

Crozier was treated at Emory University Hospital’s special Ebola unit in Atlanta and was released in October, when the virus was no longer detected in his blood. Two months later, he developed an inflammation and very high blood pressure in one eye, which causes swelling and potentially serious vision problems.

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