Ebola man isolated at India airport

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Published: Tuesday 18th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A 26-year-old Indian man who was cured of Ebola in Liberia has been placed in isolation at the New Delhi airport after traces of the virus were found in his semen, India’s Health Ministry says.

It said three blood samples from the man tested negative for the disease, which means he is considered cured according to standards set by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC advises Ebola survivors to avoid sex for three months or use condoms because the virus can continue to be found in semen for seven weeks.

The ministry said the move to isolate the man was taken “as a matter of abundant caution”.

Published: Tuesday 18th November 2014 by The News Editor

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