Ebola may linger in men’s semen for more than two years, a new study suggests.
What’s more, at least one man who survived Ebola and then tested negative for the presence of the virus in his semen later tested positive, the new study found.
The findings raise questions about how long Ebola can linger in special immune hideouts in the body. However, the new findings only show some men carry RNA or genetic material from Ebola long after recovering from the disease. They don’t necessarily mean all men who test positive for Ebola RNA are still capable of transmitting the virus.