Ebola Remains In A Man's Semen For At Least 9 Months After Treatment - WHO

4 years ago by: MrJohn
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-- (m) at 15-10-2015 06:40PM (4 years ago)

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This is not good when it comes to the eradication of the Ebola virus. The facts coming from World Health Organization (WHO) has claimed that the virus can exist in the semen of male survivors for at least nine months after their initial infection appears. This is much longer than we ever thought which has raised questions on how this epidemic should be brought to an end.

These results come at a critically important time, reminding us that while Ebola case numbers continue to plummet . Ebola infected 28,000 people and killed more than 11,300 in an outbreak centered in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia that is just coming under control. Disease experts said they are only now able to learn more about Ebola and its potential longer-term effects on survivors. Jonathan Ball, a molecular virology professor at Britain’s Nottingham University, said Wednesday’s findings were worrying.

This confirms that Ebola virus can persist in the genital tract for a considerable length of time, months after the virus has disappeared from the blood. It worryingly shows that this long-lived reservoir is a potential source of new infections,” Ball said in a statement. The research included 93 male Ebola survivors over age 18 from Freetown, who gave semen samples for testing, the men enrolled in the study two to 10 months after their illness began.

All of the men, who were tested in the first three months after becoming ill, were positive for Ebola virus. Some 65 percent tested four to six months after their illness were positive, while a quarter of those tested seven to nine months after falling ill tested positive. The researchers in a statement about their results said that “why some study participants had cleared the fragments of Ebola virus from semen earlier, others remain unclear.

Until a male Ebola survivor’s semen has twice tested negative, he should abstain from all types of sex or use condoms when engaging in sexual activity, WHO said in a statement.


-- winace (f) at 15-10-2015 07:08PM
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Hmmmmmm so ebola wan turn pregnancy wey dey last 9 months. Na wa o
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-- winace (f) at 15-10-2015 07:09PM
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Hmmmmmm so ebola wan turn pregnancy wey dey last 9 months. Na wa o
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-- emma4love3 (m) at 15-10-2015 07:10PM
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Gbam Gbam.. o ya ooooh make una go find those male surviver....
and tie them down now now befor me knw say many wont
use condom oooh....errrh were beneno and elych..abeg comment
to knw the way forward...
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-- Deltaboy1 (m) at 15-10-2015 07:11PM
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Quote from: winace on 15-10-2015 07:08PM
Hmmmmmm so ebola wan turn pregnancy wey dey last 9 months. Na wa o
laughing
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-- Princewhite1 (m) at 15-10-2015 07:12PM
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Bad mood

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-- Princewhite1 (m) at 15-10-2015 07:13PM
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Na so

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-- Princewhite1 (m) at 15-10-2015 07:13PM
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God save o

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-- Princewhite1 (m) at 15-10-2015 07:15PM
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Hmmm things dey happening

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-- emma4love3 (m) at 15-10-2015 07:15PM
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heheh...have always reason it that this Ebola maight be hiding some where
in the body cant just clear like that...becos is a virus a deadly one...
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-- emma4love3 (m) at 15-10-2015 07:21PM
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errh mr Jonathan Ball, you try well well....if this your findings is
correct then...there is problem just as u said....so nigerian goverment
shuld try and look into  this matter now ooh and do something...
the ebola in the cooler or incubator dey wait for who go help am out oh...
errrh....
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-- emma4love3 (m) at 15-10-2015 07:24PM
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Until a male Ebola survivor’s semen has twice tested negative, he should abstain from all types of sex or use condoms when engaging in sexual activity, WHO said in a statement......hehehehe....wahala dey oooh...
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-- musleh247 (m) at 15-10-2015 07:35PM
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Quote from: emma4love3 on 15-10-2015 07:24PM
Until a male Ebola survivor’s semen has twice tested negative, he should abstain from all types of sex or use condoms when engaging in sexual activity, WHO said in a statement......hehehehe....wahala dey oooh...
wahala really dey oo
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-- aspeng007 (m) at 15-10-2015 07:40PM
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Ladies,bware
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-- stella1981 (f) at 15-10-2015 08:38PM
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Hmmmmmm na wa oh i dey fear dis Ebola for real
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-- greatestdon (m) at 15-10-2015 09:15PM
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And they open our borders anyhow allowing all those foreigners from affected countries enter Nigeria. Infact, I'm beginning to get scared bcos we are still at war with Boko Haram.
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-- Marah001 (m) at 15-10-2015 09:17PM
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Eewo!!! Ladies be careful .........#shikenna
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-- proly (f) at 15-10-2015 09:18PM
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Ha dats too muuch almost same time wit pregnacy
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-- allenspike (m) at 15-10-2015 09:28PM
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Ebola inside semen again, Lord have mercy
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-- allenspike (m) at 15-10-2015 09:31PM
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he must have been having unprotected s*x for a while before they confirmed he's Ebola........
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