Category Archives: disease transmission

Study confirms that the Zika virus can be transmitted sexually.


Zika virus, an emerging flavivirus, generally causes mild infection in adult humans but is associated with severe neurologic complications and adverse fetal outcomes.  Zika virus is transmitted to humans primarily by Aedes mosquitoes. However, male to female sexual transmission seems possible and infectious virus was detected in semen from a patient with haematospermia during the 2013–14 French Polynesia outbreak.  Now,

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