Indian from Liberia Isolated Due to Ebola scares in Delhi!
The 26 year old Indian worker who in September was cured of Ebola is isolated at the Delhi’s Airport Health Organization Quarantine Center. This is after sample of his semen showed some Ebola virus traces. Though he has tested negative, the traces of Ebola in his semen makes it possible for the deadly hemorrhagic disease to be sexually transmitted by him. Since the outbreak of Ebola, the deadly disease has killed more than five thousand people in the entire world since March. The young man is not showing any clinical signs and symptoms of Ebola but precaution still has to be taken.
Experts say that the virus can be harbored in secretions such as urine and semen for up to ninety days after a successful treatment. Due to this, the authorities of India are planning to keep him in quarantine for up to ninety days to assess the situation. The man in question travelled to India from Liberia via Delhi Airport on November 10. He then underwent the mandatory Ebola screening after which he was interviewed. During the interview, he gave an account of his febrile illness that led to his admission to a Liberian health facility on September 11th and his eventual discharge on September 30th.