Surely one can get Ebola, if they are crazy enough to have sex with an infected person. But can you get it from a man who survived Ebola?
Surely one can get Ebola if they are crazy enough to have sex with an infected person. But can you get it from a man who survived Ebola?
Ebola is one of the deadliest plagues of our times. Just a short while ago the whole world went crazy over its outbreak. Recently Liberia got it again, but now doctors say it is under control. Still, they have discovered a new possible way for Ebola to spread breaking all borders!
How Ebola is transmitted?
Well, you can get it only through a direct contact with body tissues or liquids of the infected person and by eating fruit bitten by bats or other animals. Once a person survives Ebola, it takes some weeks for the blood, saliva, urine and other liquids to dispose of all the traits of the virus.
However, scientists have discovered that even 3-4 months later male sperm cells still contain it! This means if Ebola surviving man has sex with a woman, his semen can infect her! The blood tests might be clean, but the sperm is not!
This way Ebola survivors turn into hidden containers of the virus. Any type of sex be it vaginal, oral or anal puts a woman at risk. Surely, using condoms makes such intercourse safer. The only way to avoid the next huge outbreak of the disease is boosting people’s awareness about it. Now you know it, share it with your friends!