Ebola Virus Found In Semen 9 Months After Initial Symptoms
Ebola virus fragments were discovered in male survivors' semen up to nine months after they experienced symptoms.By Kaileen Gaul | October 14, 2015
The Ebola virus has been found lingering in the semen of infected men nine months after they last experienced symptoms.
The New England Journal of Medicine published a paper stating Ebola was detected in 11 of 43 survivors who tested positive for Ebola seven to nine months beforehand. (Video via BBC)
It's unknown exactly how long Ebola can persist in the body, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends survivors abstain from unprotected sex indefinitely.