West Africa battles mystery of 'post-Ebola syndrome'

The director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Africa region, Matshidiso Moeti (right) listens to a nurse during her visit to the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town on the outskirts of the capital Monrovia, on April 22, 2015. Redemption Hospital, a 200-bed public health facility, was closed for regular service and was turned into a holding centre for Ebola patients at the height of the crisis in August 2014. PHOTO | ZOOM DOSSO |

What you need to know:

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged that many are experiencing crippling complications long after walking out of treatment units.
  • Aches and fatigue are common side-effects in patients recovering from serious infection, resulting from the immune system's release of chemicals to fight the illness.



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