Ebola Has Long-Lasting Effects


MSI PI Cavan Reilly (professor, Biostatistics) is a co-author on a recent study that found that survivors of the African Ebola outbreak of several years ago continue to suffer long-lasting health effects. The researchers studied nearly 1,000 survivors and followed them for a year. The survivor group was more likely than control subjects to suffer from symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, muscle pain, memory loss, and others. The research was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (A Longitudinal Study of Ebola Sequelae in Liberia). Articles about the study can be found on the UPI website (Ebola Survivors Have Health Problems Years After Outbreak) and the Healio website (Ebola Survivors Face High Burden of Ongoing Health Issues).

Professor Reilly uses MSI to support development of innovative statistical methods for high-dimensional, longitudinal data analysis with applications to medical research.