“We have suspected that having sexual contact with survivors could be a potential way for people to become infected,” says Dr. Barbara Knust, an epidemiologist and Ebola expert at the CDC. “Prior to this outbreak we did have messages given to male survivors to abstain from sex for three months and they were provided condoms.”
Now those recommendations are stronger:
“Until more information is known, contact with semen from a male survivor should be avoided. If male survivors have sex (oral, vaginal, or anal), a condom should be used correctly and consistently every time,” the MMWR report states.