Sexual contact may be causing Ebola virus to spread: WHO 


March 31, Freetown: The death toll from Ebola virus has now risen to over 10,000 people. The World Health Organization (WHO) says it has found evidence that sexual contact may be causing the virus to spread.

According to AP the United Nations has described the fight against the deadly virus is at its “most critical” moment. The WHO’s DR Margaret Harris, who recently toured Ebola-affected communities in West Africa, while talking to ABC news said international organizations are fighting a new front in the battle against the virus. A lack of education about treatment has meant sufferers are now hiding from aid organizations, creating the potential for new outbreaks. Rumors have spread within African villages that the purpose of treatment centers is to harvest organs from the dead and take blood from victims of the virus; he further said sexual contact may transfer the virus as new health warnings are being issued in the region.

“Use protection at all times and with all manner of sexual contact,” DR Harris said.                                  The Oslo Times

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