Ebola Stays in Semen for Months: Studies

Guinea Ebola West Africa
AP

The Ebola virus can stay in a man's semen for nine months or longer and in one case, a survivor infected someone else after being cleared for the virus, researchers reported. 

"We believe it's rare," said Dr. Barbara Knust, who helped lead CDC's Ebola response team.

The studies reveal that the epidemic, which killed more than 11,000 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, could have long-term effects. 

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