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is it possible for a patient to battle the ebola virus in their body for more than three month, and still be alive moving around.

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Dr. Irving Harper
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: We already knows it takes up to three weeks for symptoms to begin to present in patients. This can be longer. Once symptoms appear, based on patients immune status, overall health ,nutrition as well as available medical care they may survive for extended period of time before clearing the virus and getting better
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know: how long a person has survived with bacteria actively teaming in their body. I tried researching this on many sites & simply could not find a definitive response to that specific question. One thing is clear - that the people who don't go through the hemorrhagic phase tend to be the ones who are more able to survive an Ebola infection (other factors being equal). I thought this article was very >
Answered on Nov 11, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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informative > http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-10-15/heres-everything-you-wish-you-didnt-need-know-about-ebola
Nov 1, 2014

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