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People with less-severe Ebola virus disease may go undiagnosed, but they can still suffer long-term sequelae; this highlights the public health value of testing close contacts to identify and adequately treat all infections.
Ebola virus infection can cause severe disease and death, but some people may have few symptoms or even be asymptomatic, and therefore may not have a documented diagnosis. Infection is associated with a range of clinical sequelae, some of which may persist for many years. However, it is unclear to what extent the severity of these sequelae is correlated with the severity of the initial infection.