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Ebola spreads six months after given the all clear

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posted on May, 3 2015 @ 04:24 AM
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A worrying development if true.
www.ibtimes.co.uk...

A Liberian woman has caught ebola six months after her partner was given the all clear. It was transmitted through unprotected sex.




posted on May, 3 2015 @ 05:05 AM
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a reply to: ProleUK

"Ebola ravaged much of West Africa last year and has claimed over 10,000 lives in 15 months." From the caption under the image at that address. Is that even true? The number was really that high? Hmmm, guess I lost track somehow and thought it was much lower...? Then the article itself...

"A woman in Liberia is feared to have Ebola after having unprotected sex with a survivor of the deadly disease, more than six months after he was cured.

The 44-year-old woman from Monrovia, tested positively for Ebola on March 20, 14 days after having unprotected sex with a 46-year-old, who had previously tested negative for the lethal virus.

According to a report from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the man was initially infected with Ebola on September 9, 2014. He was released from the treatment centre October 7 after his symptoms cleared up and several tests showed no sign of the virus in his bloodstream.

However, it is thought that traces of the virus survived in his semen, meaning he could have infected the woman after having unprotected sex with her on March 7 this year.

The woman, who is currently the only confirmed case in the region, first began showing signs of the virus seven days later, was admitted to hospital on March 17, sent to an isolation two days later, and was officially diagnosed on March 20.

If the transmission is confirmed it will mean that the virus survived in his semen for 199 days. The previous limit for the virus surviving was thought to be 82 days.

The case suggests patients who are deemed cured of the virus, in fact stay infectious for more than twice as long as previously thought.

The worrying finding raises fears that eradicating the virus could be much more difficult than previously thought.

While medics say they cannot confirm that the disease was passed on through sex, they have advised all survivors to use condoms every time they have intercourse.

Given the latest evidence in the Liberian survivor's case, the CDC joined the WHO and Liberia in issuing the guidelines on safe sex.

According to the World Health Organization, 26,298 people have been infected with Ebola in the West African outbreak, and 10,892 have died, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Liberia has had no new Ebola cases in five weeks. That country's last confirmed case died on March 27. The WHO declares countries to be Ebola-free 42 days after the last known case. If there are no additional cases, Liberia could be declared Ebola-free May 9.

The deadly virus is contracted by contact with infected bodily fluids and its symptoms include fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach and chest pain.
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posted on May, 3 2015 @ 05:24 AM
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a reply to: ProleUK

Ebola came and went so fast who knows what was really happening

A test perhaps



posted on May, 3 2015 @ 06:56 AM
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a reply to: ProleUK

the nhs advice site states that there is a risk of transmission several weeks after recovery from ebola. I guess they will be tweaking that statement to keep up with the current evidence.
f.



posted on May, 3 2015 @ 07:11 AM
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originally posted by: Volvo1st
a reply to: ProleUK

Ebola came and went so fast who knows what was really happening

A test perhaps


Ebola was discovered in 1976.

This round of it does what disases do when proper containment is put in place, it runs its course.

How did it "come and go so fast"?



posted on May, 3 2015 @ 08:08 AM
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a reply to: SyxPak

It was already known that it could be transmissible through unprotected sex. The life span of the virus in this case at least is way beyond what they expect. This is still an exception.
And gosh if we could get these men to wear condoms every time we probably could have seen the end of this epidemic a lot sooner. Not to mention stalling aids and unwanted babies. But for what ever reason, they don't.



posted on May, 3 2015 @ 09:36 AM
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Nothing like bleeding out your eyes and ass!



posted on May, 3 2015 @ 09:50 AM
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Lets vote here on who is the master of each form of doom. Let them start posts with the research they bring to the table, we won't have to wrap our heads around every single doom scenario. Then at the end of the week we can score those posts and pick the most immediate threat to human survival!

Call it organizing and delegation of the communities resources. Specialties will bring that special ring to the topics we read.



posted on May, 3 2015 @ 11:00 AM
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Hi AW. Well as a Guy, I remember the days of, Like Here I am and so is She. Let's do it. No condoms were present and we didn't care. Yah I know it's not right but it is the Human condition!



posted on May, 3 2015 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: LOSTinAMERICA

Voting on Doom Scenarios is cool Man! LOL!!
I'd like to see that happen!

I'm in!!

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