Report: Liberian woman likely got Ebola through sex with man who had illness 5 months earlier

May 1, 2015 4:51 PM

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NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials now think Ebola survivors can spread the disease through unprotected sex nearly twice as long as previously believed.

Scientists thought the Ebola virus could remain in semen for about three months. But a recent case in West Africa suggests infection through sex can happen more than five months later.

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