(Liberian Observer) EBOLAVILLE - Dr. Atai Omurutu, head doctor at the Island Clinic Ebola treatment unit, has raised an alarm over the disturbing incidents of male Ebola survivors infecting their partners and putting entire families at risk.I'm shocked! Shocked, I say, to find out that Ebola will continue to blossom for months longer in Liberia for the same reason that AIDS is endemic to Africa: lack of basic common sense or scientific reasoning skills among the population.
Dr. Omurutu said wives of male survivors are being admitted to the facility because they have contracted the disease from their partners.
She appealed to the Ministry of Health for condoms to be given to male survivors in order to stop this mode of transmission of the Ebola virus.
She disclosed this new wave of infection to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf when the President toured Ebola Treatment Units.
Dr. Omurutu, a Ugandan doctor, stated that once a person survives Ebola, they still have the virus in their semen for up to three months, therefore it is extremely important that male survivors abstain from sex during that period or use a condom to avoid infecting their partner.
So much for Liberia's presidential hopes for "A Christmas without Ebola" in 2014.
But Ebola does have one small silver lining: it keeps the stupid people from breeding.
(With the unfortunate side effect of infecting and killing their spouses, and then by extension the rest of the family.)
Happy holidays from another disease that's a gift that just keeps on giving.