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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