Are rh negatives resistant to the Ebola virus?
Mike DammannAugust 3, 20180
Some have claimed that rh negative people are completely protected from the Ebola virus. Others have dismissed it and claimed there is no difference and rh negative people get it as much as positives.
Needless to say and as usual, there were no studies attached to any of the claims made by either side. And as I hope, you are like me, and do not believe anything without doing your own research and looking for and at actual studies.
A 2017 study reveals complete absence of rh negatives from Ebola patients and those who have deceased as a result of contracting the virus.
Some studies are very easy to find. Others are hard to find. And sometimes it requires contacting the actual researchers to find out information not published to the public.
And wouldn’t you believe it: There is an actual 2017 study out there regarding a potential connection between ABO blood types and the rh factor and whether or not there could be a relation to the Ebola virus.
Its conclusion reads:
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The results indicate that persons with blood group A get infected less and survive more in the event of Ebola exposure. It appears that persons with blood group B get infected more and survive less in the event of Ebola exposure. The seemingly high death rate of infected with blood Group O is an artifact produced by the apparent lower susceptibility to, and better prognosis of blood group A of Ebola infection. It also appears though difficult to conclude due to the low numbers that persons with negative Rhesus group generally are infected less and survive more than those with a positive Rhesus group in the event of Ebola exposure, particularly if they are of blood group A.
Here is the actual study:
Do ABO and Rhesus Blood Groups Affect Susceptibility to, and Prognosis of Ebola Virus Infection?
Thanks to: http://www.rhesusnegative.net