Persistent Zika Virus Detection in Semen in a Traveler Returning to the United Kingdom from Brazil, 2016


Gaskell, KM; Houlihan, C; Nastouli, E; Checkley, AM; (2017) Persistent Zika Virus Detection in Semen in a Traveler Returning to the United Kingdom from Brazil, 2016. Emerging infectious diseases, 23 (1). pp. 137-139. ISSN 1080-6040 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2301.161300

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Abstract

Zika virus is normally transmitted by mosquitos, but cases of sexual transmission have been reported. We describe a patient with symptomatic Zika virus infection in whom the virus was detected in semen for 92 days. Our findings support recommendations for 6 months of barrier contraceptive use after symptomatic Zika virus infection.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: sexual transmission, states, Immunology, Infectious Diseases
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 27748650
Web of Science ID: 390836400026
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/3966162

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