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Zika virus can remain in sperm for twice as long as previously thought

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 21, 2016 01:07 AM
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by Kristine Lofgren last modified Aug 20, 2016

The Zika virus was found in the sperm of a man six months after he originally showed symptoms from the infection - twice as long as was previously thought. Previous cases reported that traces of Zika could last up to three months, but this case demonstrated the possibility that the virus was actually able to replicate and reproduce itself inside the male genital tract. The Italian man, who believes he contracted the virus during a trip to Haiti, had traces of Zika in his semen, urine, and saliva...






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