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According to CBS News, a new study shows that male Ebola survivors should make sure to wear condoms during sex for at least three months after recuperating from the illness. The study, published in Reproductive Sciences, confirmed the current recommendations in place for sexual activity after Ebola survival,...
In an effort to increase the amount of time doctors and nurses can battle the tropical heat while treating Ebola, 1,500 submissions have been made to the Ebola "Grand Challenges" Contest, reports The New York Times. The contest has seen submissions such as  an Ebola-repellant lotion, protective gear...
Reuters reports that an Ebola vaccine trial has been put on hiatus after four patients alleged that they were experiencing joint pains. The vaccine, developed by Merck and NewLink has been tested on fifty nine volunteers to date. Trials on the GlaxoSmithKline Ebola vaccine yielded no serious side effects in...