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Thu, Oct 22
Pauline Cafferkey, a Scottish nurse who survived Ebola in January after contracting it in Sierra Leone, is now tragically fighting for her life in a London hospital.
In the absence of even one similar story from the 17,000 survivors in West Africa, the case has been deemed an outlier. The label, based in truth, threatens to eclipse the bigger picture—that the end of an Ebola infection does not signal the end of the disease. Ebola, as further proven by studies this week, can remain in a survivor’s system for months—and often does.