Home > News Updated 19 November 2014 Indian man with Ebola isolated in New Delhi A 26-year-old Indian man who recovered from Ebola in Liberia has been placed in isolation at the New Delhi airport after traces of the virus were found in his semen, India's Health Ministry said. 1 Image: Mapsofindia.com ~ Related US Defence Secretary reassures troops about Ebola Staying hydrated could be the key to surviving Ebola African musicians band together to raise Ebola awareness The ministry said three blood samples from the man tested negative for the disease, which means he is considered recovered according to standards set by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC advises Ebola survivors to avoid sex for three months or use condoms because the virus can continue to be found in semen for seven weeks after recovery from the disease. Sexual transmission of Ebola has not been definitively established, though multiple studies have shown that the virus can persist in semen for longer than in blood or other body fluids.Stay up to date: All the latest news on the Ebola outbreakThe ministry said the move to isolate the man was taken "as a matter of abundant caution" and he would continue to be held under isolation at a special health facility at the airport until his body fluids test negative."The person concerned is a treated and cured case of Ebola virus disease," it said in a statement. "All necessary precautions are being taken at the isolation facility. This would rule out even the remote possibility of spread of this disease by the sexual route." When the man arrived at the New Delhi airport on Nov. 10, he carried documents from Liberia confirming he had successfully undergone Ebola treatment and had been declared free of any symptoms, the Health Ministry said. He was placed in quarantine as a precautionary measure as authorities tested his blood over the next several days.Read: Is it Ebola or is it flu?Although his blood tests were clear, authorities decided to test his semen before releasing him from quarantine. Those tests showed traces of the virus.There have been no Ebola cases reported in India or throughout Asia, but there are fears that an outbreak could spread quickly in a region where billions live in poverty and public health systems are often very weak. Early symptoms of Ebola include fever, headache, body aches, cough, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea, and patients aren't contagious until those begin. The virus requires close contact with body fluids to spread so health care workers and family members caring for loved ones are most at risk.Ebola has killed more than 5,000 people in the west African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.Read more: Staying hydrated could be the key to surviving EbolaUS Defence Secretary reassures troops about EbolaMany women risk dying in childbirth in Ebola-hit countries More in News US STIs hit all-time high in 2015 More: News advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 1 comment Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Sex US STIs hit all-time high in 2015 Medical Human right-handedness might go back almost 2 million years Mental health Troubled childhood may boost bipolar risk Diet and nutrition Our genes may soon advise our food and lifestyle choices Lifestyle Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Medical Don't believe these asthma myths From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.