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Saturday, 9 May 2015

WHO warns that Ebola may be transmitted sexually

The World Health Organisation has issued an interim advice on the possibility of Ebola Virus of being sexually transmitted.

The WHO had directed all Ebola survivors and their sexual partners to receive counselling to guard against possible transmission of the disease.

This is contained in a statement made available by WHO to newsmen in Lagos on Saturday.

It indicated that the sexual transmission of the Ebola Virus had yet to be established.

WHO said, “The sexual transmission of the Ebola Virus from males to females is a strong possibility, but has not yet been proven; less probable, but theoretically possible.

“Studies have shown that Ebola virus can be isolated from semen up to 82 days after symptom onset.

“A recent case investigation identified genetic material (RNA) from the virus by nucleic acid amplification tests (such as RT-PCR) 199 days after symptom onset.

“This is well beyond the period of virus detecting ability in the blood of survivors and long after recovery from illness.

“The detection of virus genetic material many months after symptom onset is assumed to reflect the continuing, or at least very recent, presence of live and potentially transmissible Ebola virus.”

More surveillance data and research are needed on the risks of sexual transmission and particularly on the prevalence of viable and transmissible virus in semen over time, WHO said.

WHO recommends that, in the interim, all Ebola survivors and their sexual partners should receive counselling.

It added that this is to ensure safe sexual practices until their semen has twice tested negative; and survivors should be provided with condoms.

“Ebola survivors and their sexual partners should either abstain from all types of sex or observe safe sex through correct and consistent condom use until their semen has twice tested negative.

“Having tested negative, survivors can safely resume normal sexual practices without fear of Ebola virus transmission,” the statement added. 

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49 comments:

@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

And Ppl don't use condoms anymore

Davido's driver said...

Awon skin to skin lovers

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Before nko?

Pidgin Mistress said...

Lol

Edem victor said...

Be carfulll


OKORO UPGRADED**

Lilian Fc Barcelona said...

Jesus!!!

Bonita Bislam said...

Apart from STD's and HIV, Ebola has now joined the league.Na wa o.Abstinence and fidelity is the surest way to safety!

christie benjamin said...

I hope they'll read this and act on it.

AppleofGod'seye said...

Dnt know why some pple are addicted to raw sex,especially our celebrities like say condom na dem enemy!with all various stds flying about.May God help d married women too,who re innocent

Chidinma Okereh said...

Hmmmm, its possible anyway since it can be transferred by sweat, saliva and De rest of dem

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Hian! Anyway one thing must kill a man.
You Only Live Once.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Amy said...

Infact they should abstain for up to a 150 days sef. Sex is not food naa.

Jennifer Disi said...

This is serious of Ebola. O God intervene for your children.

wilheminna moses said...

If this is a way to make people stick on protected sex.....then it will work but if not.....nsogbu di kwa!

Tendency oby said...

Ok ooo

cynthia chukwu said...

Hmmm this is serious! Thanks for the notice linda post my comment o

Nana smooth said...

Not surprised

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

God help, and save us frm dis deadly attacks frm d pit of hell dat come in d form of Ebola.

ary said...

Another reason not to have sex.

ada Orji said...

Hmm Ebola agiain can be transmitted thru sex.Please WHO sound this warning very well for everyone to be aware.

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

Ebola again? Anyway, its possible since there's exchange of seminal fluid during intercourse. Pls spread the awareness o.



#TeamBlessed#

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Hian...with all d STDs around,ebola just has to join!! Nawaoo

Juliet Iwuno said...

It is expected nah! Where is the strength sef, wey d infected person go use make love??? Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh!mogbe...

Dora Michael said...

God abeg o

Anonymous said...

I don hear, me no dey fuck # notmybiz#

Anonymous said...

Orisirisi, una don come again oooooo... dee

Anonymous said...

so ebola never finish?

Abraham Ndu said...

Choi

bukola agbaje said...

Ofcourse! Yes

prettiyz said...

I thought I will never hear of this Ebola again

Fuck your opinion said...

Ogadinma! Pensive

Anonymous said...

Female survivors nko?

adaobi felix said...

Hmmm

Anonymous said...

It is not news that the Ebola virus can be isolated from semen for up to 3 months after recovery.

emike marian said...

God help us.

Rosemary Chidi said...

Hian,anoda HIV in d making

olaide isiaka said...

Noted

Olatunde Opadina said...

Good piece of info

SWILL MARTIN said...

Na hiv still legit pass ebola won die!! Ebola parkwell jare no level.

Jules Louis said...

Even if its not sexually transmitted, who will sleep with someone that has Ebola virus? I guess nobody!

silo swag said...

Story 4 the gods

L.A said...

Ordinary skin to skin fluid contact causes it,talk more of the koko abeg dey shld advice on smthng else..

martins emerem said...

Make God intervene where u dey comit fornication.. Nogo marry n stay faithful.

Anonymous said...

The western world will always use this sort of propaganda to further bring down Africa. On the one hand they use their media to call us uneducated, sick and primitive but they are quietly running to our land to establish their businesses with many of them choosing to live here long term. Many countries have had a health epidemic in recent history but Ebola that Nigeria handled by the way is still being talked about. As if there's nothing else worth talking about. Libers read this report again and see how empty and presumption it is.

sharon juliet said...

Ebola don join the HIV and STD lead... hahahaha

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Dis info is most relevant. Pls b informed so dat u wil not b deformed.

Teacher said...

Rape victims and rapists

Subomi said...

haba! lol another reason for peeps to zip up yh?

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