Man's Ebola relapse spawned dozens of new cases in Africa

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Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a man's Ebola relapse spawned dozens of new cases in Africa a twenty five year old motorcycle taxi driver in the Democratic Republic of Congo who developed Ebola despite receiving a vaccine recovered but had a relapse nearly six months later leading to ninety one new cases before he died the New England journal of medicine published the details of the case Wednesday the report is new evidence that Ebola can lurk in the body long after symptoms are no longer evident gene tests in the man showed the virus from his new illness was nearly identical to his original infection meeting he experienced a relapse not a new infection tests showed he spread the virus to twenty nine others and they spread it to sixty two more people hi Mike Rossio

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