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Sexual Intercourse, Traditional Practices Continue To Transmit Ebola In West Africa

GlobalPost: Love in the time of Ebola: How sex is keeping the outbreak alive
“…Sierra Leonean and international health officials have ordered Ebola survivors — about 9,130 people in the country — to abstain from sex for 90 days after they recover because the virus can linger in semen for that length of time after men have seemingly overcome the illness. It’s not clear whether or not women can transfer the virus to men, according to the World Health Organization. But people are having a hard time following the directive…” (Kamara, 6/28).

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