Sunday, 10 May 2015

Ebola may be transmitted sexually – W.H.O

The World Health Organisation has issued an interim advice on the possibility of Ebola Virus of being sexually transmitted. All Ebola survivors and their sexual partners are meant to receive counselling against possible transmission. 
WHO said, “The sexual transmission of the Ebola Virus from males to females is a strong possibility, but has not yet been proven; less probable, but theoretically possible. Studies have shown that Ebola virus can be isolated from semen up to 82 days after symptoms onset. 
“Ebola survivors and their sexual partners should either abstain from all types of sex or observe safe sex through correct and consistent condom use until their semen has twice tested negative.
“Having tested negative, survivors can safely resume normal sexual practices without fear of Ebola virus transmission,” the statement added.

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