WHO Says Male Ebola Survivors Should Abstain From Sex
WHO cites four studies that say Ebola can still be detected in semen up to 82 days after the onset of symptoms.By Christian Bryant | November 28, 2014
The World Health Organization, or WHO, is offering new advice for male survivors to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus: don't have sex.
In an article posted on its website, WHO recommends male survivors of Ebola to abstain from sex — or at least wear a condom — for at least three months after showing symptoms of the virus.
We know Ebola can be found in bodily fluids, like blood, vomit, feces or even semen. Although sexual transmission of Ebola hasn't been reported, WHO cites four studies that found the virus in semen up to 82 days after the onset of symptoms. WHO says the results as to whether semen with the virus is infectious are inconclusive.