Plasmodium Parasitemia Associated With Increased Survival in Ebola Virus–Infected Patients

by Kyle Rosenke1, Jennifer Adjemian, Vincent J. Munster et al.
Clin Infect Dis. (2016) 63 (8): 1026-1033 – First published online: August 15, 2016

8 pp. 411 kB
http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/63/8/1026.full.pdf+html7-cover

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa has resulted in 28,646 suspected, probable, and confirmed Ebola virus infections. Nevertheless, malaria remains a large public health burden in the region affected by the outbreak. Plasmodium species parasitemia is associated with an increase in the probability of surviving Ebola virus infection. More research is needed to understand the molecular mechanism underlying this remarkable phenomenon and translate it into treatment options for Ebola virus infection.

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