Late sexual transmission of Zika virus related to persistence in the semen – The Lancet

Posted by Kimberley Meijers on June 16, 2016 at 4:52 pm



Sexual transmission of Zika virus related to infected semen is now well established.1 Despite the fact that Zika virus RNA can persist in semen for up to 62 days after the beginning of the infection, no secondary case has been reported more than 19 days after the onset of signs in the man.2 We report the case of a woman presenting a Zika virus infection 44 days after the onset of symptoms in the partner, which corresponds to a sexual transmission occurring between 34 and 41 days after the index case.

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Late sexual transmission of Zika virus related to persistence in the semen


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