PLOS Science Wednesday: Hi reddit, my name is Gene, and the results of
our cross-sectional serosurvey indicates that many Ebola cases were
minimally symptomatic and likely undetected during the Sierra Leone
outbreak – Ask Me Anything!
Hi Reddit, My name is Gene Richardson and I am and infectious disease
physician and anthropologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard
Medical School. I use biosocial approaches to conduct research on
infectious disease epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa. I recently published
an article titled “Minimally Symptomatic Infection in an Ebola
‘Hotspot’: A Cross-Sectional Serosurvey” in PLOS Neglected Tropical
Diseases. The study provides further evidence that Ebola, like many
other viral infections, presents with a spectrum of clinical
manifestations, including minimally symptomatic infection. The findings
also suggest that a significant portion of Ebola transmission events may
have gone undetected during the recent outbreak in West Africa. I will
be answering your questions at 1pm ET – Ask Me Anything!