Increased likelihood of detecting Ebola virus RNA in semen by using sample pelleting

Courtney M. Bozman, Mosoka Fallah, Michael C. Sneller, Catherine Freeman, Lawrence S. Fakoli, Bode I. Shobayo, Bonnie Dighero-Kemp, Cavan S. Reilly, Jens H. Kuhn, Fatorma Bolay, Elizabeth Higgs, Lisa E. Hensley

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Ebola virus RNA can reside for months or years in semen of survivors of Ebola virus disease and is probably associated with increased risk for cryptic sexual transmission of the virus. A modified protocol resulted in increased detection of Ebola virus RNA in semen and improved disease surveillance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1239-1241
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported in part by the Laulima Government Solutions prime contract with the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (contract no. HHSN272201800013C to C.M.B. and B.D.-K.).

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© 2021 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All rights reserved.


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