"An emergency within an emergency." That's how the World Health Organization (WHO) describes the situation confronting the countries in Africa with many survivors of the deadly Ebola virus, MNR Daily reports.
Survivors still suffer from many symptoms, including severe joint pain and eye inflammation.
Daniel Bausch, a WHO representative, reported that 25 percent of survivors have vision impairments and even blindness.
The WHO does not yet know exactly why survivors are losing their vision. WHO field representative Andrew Ramsay said, "Eye problems might be caused by damage to the cornea, to the nerves or something else. At this point we do not have enough information to know exactly what is going on. But we need to find out urgently so we can do whatever we can to preserve the eyesight for people who have to try to pick up their lives again."
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