Ebola Survivors Should Practice Safe Sex Or Abstinence For More Than 3 Months: WHO

04/16/2015 04:56 pm ET

Since the Ebola epidemic hit West Africa last year, the World Health Organization has consistently issued health recommendations to prevent the deadly disease from spreading. As part of those recommendations, the organization is now calling on those who have recovered from Ebola to either practice safe sex or abstain completely for longer than three months. Up until recently, the WHO had urged Ebola survivors to follow the measures for up to 90 days. That period was extended after traces of Ebola were found in a man's semen six months after he was declared Ebola-free.

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