Is There A Survivor Syndrome For Ebola Patients?

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            It’s been more than a year since the world first heard of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in Africa. While some think the disease may have run its course for now, many doctors are seeing strange side effects from thousands who survived the outbreak.

            Dr. Lee Norman is the chief medical officer at The University of Kansas Hospital, and the State Surgeon of Kansas. He says one of the main topics at the upcoming American Academy of Neurologists Conference will be the so-called Ebola “survivor’s syndrome.” Some of those who have survived the disease report a mixture of symptoms after their recovery, including vision problems, joint pain, hair and memory loss and anxiety attacks. Dr. Norman explains in the video why this sharing of knowledge will be one of the most important medical events this year.