High number of Ebola infections reported by spouses in Liberia

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A resident walks past a mural about the dangers of the Ebola Virus painted on a wall off Tubman Boulevard in Monrovia. Photo: Morgana Wingard/ UNDP

Women in Liberia are contracting Ebola after having sex with men who have survived the disease, according to a doctor employed by the World Health Organization.

Around 5700 people have died from the virus, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Many people are recovering.

But now a doctor working at a treatment unit outside the Liberian capital Monrovia has reported a high number of infections of women by their spouses who are Ebola survivors.

Olive Thomas asked Dr Anne Atai Omoruto to explain what's happening.

Duration: 3’45″

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