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Can you get Ebola through sex?

Can you get Ebola by having sex with virus survivor? Learn the shocking facts now.

can you get Ebola having sex?

Ebola has been a big trouble for Africa and Liberia in particular. Scientists say that the latest Ebola outbreak in this country is coped with. However, they also state that sexual Ebola transmission can reignite it. 

How is Ebola transmitted?

Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever. It is caused by a virus. So, direct personal contact is one of the major transmission methods. Plus, one can get infected coming in contact with various body liquids, such as blood, slime, urine, saliva, sweat and even breast milk. Moreover, a person can “catch” it biting a fruit previously bitten by an infected individual or animal.

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READ ALSO: What is Ebola?

But can you get Ebola having sex?

Well, that answer you would not like! It is positive. Male semen can contain the virus. Even after a man (a survivor) gets well, his sperm cells can still contain the virus in them. So, any type of unprotected sex, be it vaginal, anal or oral can lead to being infected by Ebola.

What is worse, the virus can stay in man’s semen for 3-4 months and be dangerous for women he comes in contact with. Even when the blood becomes cleaned of Ebola virus, the sperm can still infect others. Scientists believe that could be the cause of the next outbreak of the deadly disease.

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Keeping Ebola under control demands a change in social behaviors of people and higher awareness about the hidden danger of sexual transmission. What is worse, virus can stay in man’s semen for 3-4 months and be dangerous for women he comes in contact with. Even when the blood becomes clean of Ebola virus, the sperm can still infect others. Scientists believe that could be the cause of the next outbreak of the deadly disease.

Keeping Ebola under control demands a change in social behaviors of people and higher awareness about the hidden danger of sexual transmission.

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