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Letters Ebola virus disease

Ethical issues in isolating people treated for Ebola

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 14 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h140
  1. Mahesh Devnani, assistant professor1,
  2. Yan Guo, associate professor2
  1. 1Department of Hospital Administration, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  2. 2Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
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In India a symptom-free man returning from Liberia after being treated for Ebola virus disease (EVD) was recently put into isolation because his semen was still positive for the virus.1 2 Even though blood, saliva, and urine samples gave negative results, he will remain in isolation until his semen also tests negative, which could take …

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