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Potential sexual transmission of zika virus

OPEN Emerging infectious diseases | 28 Jan 2015

D Musso, C Roche, E Robin, T Nhan, A Teissier and VM Cao-Lormeau
Abstract
In December 2013, during a Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak in French Polynesia, a patient in Tahiti sought treatment for hematospermia, and ZIKV was isolated from his semen. ZIKV transmission by sexual intercourse has been previously suspected. This observation supports the possibility that ZIKV could be transmitted sexually.
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Pacific Ocean, HIV, Sexually transmitted disease, Semen, Human sexual behavior, AIDS, French Polynesia, Sexual intercourse
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