NEW DELHI: India quarantined a man cured of Ebola and traveling from Liberia after samples of his semen tested positive for the virus.
The 26-year-old man arrived in New Delhi on Nov. 10 with a certificate of medical clearance from the Liberian health ministry that he was free of disease, India’s health ministry said in a statement yesterday. Yet three semen tests done after his arrival in Delhi tested positive, prompting the quarantine.
The quarantine shows the risk of the virus spreading after already having reached as far as the U.S. and Spain, and claiming more than 4,000 lives, primarily in western Africa. It also raises concerns about measures authorities have taken to deal with patients who’ve been cured, yet continue to shed traces of the virus through their bodily fluids.