There is no doubt that Ebola virus has already created lot of buzz as people are taking precautions to prevent it. However, in a latest study it has been found that men who survive Ebola virus should wear condoms during sex for at least three months after recovery. The new report claims that the Ebola virus might retain in the semen for up to 91 days and that means that the men can transmit the virus to the females during sexual intercourse. The findings have been published in the journal Reproductive Sciences.
The researchers also claim that they have not been able to research this on a large scale due to lack of research on sex and Ebola male survivors, but they are quite confident that taking precautions for the next three months can prevent the sexual spread of Ebola. Currently, investigators have only found four studies from the year 1977 to 2007 where they have found Ebola virus in semen. All the four studies show that Ebola virus can persist in the semen for an average of 66 days and more. The report claims that larger studies need to be established to ensure that this is taken seriously and that the spread can be contained in a better way.
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