The First Case Of STD Ebola Has Been Reported

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Medics have issued warnings after the first case of Ebola contracted through sex was reported.

A woman contracted the disease through an STD, after the man she had sexual intercourse with passed it on – despite recovering from the disease himself, and no longer testing positive for it.

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The New England Journal of Medicine revealed the woman, from Liberia, was initially infected earlier this year, tragically dying in March.

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Now, survivors have been warned to avoid sex for weeks after they are given the all-clear, due to it lingering in the blood.

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This is despite Doctors Without Boarders moving to calm fears of an STD epidemic, stating transmission through an STD is a rare event.

Ebola is passed through direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids, making sex an obvious way for it to be contracted.

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