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Condoms and Ebola

Posted: September 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

Ebola survivors must use condoms to prevent spread of the disease, health officials have said, after a Liberian woman was infected through unprotected sex with a survivor. It appears the virus can survive in semen for far longer than previously thought.

CDC said that research is underway to see how long the virus can remain viable in body fluids of survivors, and establish the likelihood of sexual transmission. Until more is known, they urge condom use, followed by safe disposal and disinfection, every time.

Possible Sexual Transmission of Ebola Virus — Liberia, 2015 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report May 8, 2015 / 64(17); 479-481

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FILE: The other side of a condom. A 4 year old boy of Chienge District in Senior Chief Puta's area in Luapula Province playing with an inflated male condom
FILE: The other side of a condom. A 4 year old boy of Chienge District in Senior Chief Puta’s area in Luapula Province playing with an inflated male condom

“We mothers are concerned about the poor disposal of used male condoms at bars and taverns here in Chipulukusu. After drinking beer many people make love and dump used condoms anywhere and in the morning we just see children blowing them as balloons.

https://www.lusakatimes.com/2015/02/11/careless-disposal-used-condoms-upsets-parents/

Research reveals that women are more sensitive to disgust- they have a heavier disease burden (in addition to that of the kids!)

The man behind the initiative, Stanley Ngara, also known as King of Condoms, said he personally gave out 36,000 packs to rugby fans, with the rest being distributed by his team members.http://citizentv.co.ke/lifestyle/70000-condoms-distributed-at-masaku-7s-92921/

Thanks Stanley for the good work… But remind them of the ABCD rule; where the last ‘D’ stands for disposal. The sight of used-condoms disgusts. One carelessly disposed used condom may keep 20 potential users away. 

PHOTO: Boniface Thuku/Standard
Food and used condoms are among the most dumped items in five major towns in the country, a report has shown.