Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms Indefinitely, CDC Says
The CDC's new warning comes after a woman possibly contracted the virus from a man who hadn't shown symptoms for nearly 200 days.By Christian Bryant | May 1, 2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing a new warning to male Ebola survivors: if you have sex, use a condom — every time.
This new warning comes after a Liberian woman supposedly contracted the deadly virus from a man with whom she had unprotected sex. That man was an Ebola survivor who hadn't shown symptoms for months.
The World Health Organization had released a similar warning last year about how male Ebola survivors should abstain from sex for at least three months after the onset of symptoms. The reason: the virus had been detected in semen 82 days after the onset of symptoms and viral RNA, which can lead to Ebola, was found 101 days after the onset of symptoms.