Nov 18, 2014 11:50 AM

Man cured of Ebola isolated at New Delhi airport

The Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) India's Health Ministry says a 26-year-old Indian man who was cured of Ebola in Liberia has been placed in isolation at the New Delhi airport after traces of the virus were found in his semen.

The Health Ministry said Tuesday that three blood samples from the man tested negative for the disease, which means he is considered cured according to standards set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC advises Ebola survivors to avoid sex for three months or use condoms because the virus can continue to be found in semen for seven weeks.

The ministry said the move to isolate the man was taken "as a matter of abundant caution."


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