Ebola survivor can spread ebola virus via sex.
Ebola is a deadly disease and it is reported that an ebola survivor spreads the virus to others via sex even he has been recovered from the ebola infection. The reason for this is that ebola virus stays longer period in the serum than other body fluids. Research of health officials on the ebola virus & the ebola survivor revealed that the Ebola survivors can spread the ebola disease through unprotected sexual contact twice as long as previously believed.
The researchers of the team told that the Ebola virus remains alive in semen for a longer period than other human body fluids. Even in Ebola survivors, the ebola virus stays about three to four months. But the recent matter in West Africa indicates that infection of ebola virus can occur via sex even more than five months later or more.
On March 20, 2015 one case of ebola virus has been conformed in the West Africa. Thus based on this recent case in West Africa, the officials are now advising the male Ebola family to avoid unprotected sex indefinitely. But previously, for prevention measures the use of condoms were advised by officials for three months at least.
According to a published report a case of 44 year old Liberian lady has been reported who got infected most likely by an Ebola carrier who was 46 year old. This man had shown symptoms of ebola virus last September. After having sex with that woman, he fell ill and died in March. But one other aspect that is the other woman he had sex tested negative.
Ebola is a contagious disease, it can spread through blood contact, or also contact with any other body fluid such as saliva, urine, sweat and most important one the semen. The recovered patients- Ebola survivors are not contagious but still there is a chance and that is by the semen i_e the Ebola survivor can transfer the ebola virus by his semen.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control, transfer of the Ebola has not been conformed accurately, but the recent cases occur in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have shown the sexual transmission of this disease in family by Ebola survivor via sex.
The National coordinator of Ebola , Dr. Sakoba Keita while in Guinea said that the woman in the southeastern city of the Macenta infected with ebola after the unprotected sexual intercourse with her husband. So, by last moth the ebola survivors have been advised to use a condom while having sexual intercourse, until the more it spread.