"No Evidence" Women Can Pass On Zika Virus Via Sex

Published: Feb 18, 2016

WHAT’S yours is mine. Last week, it was reported that Zika virus can survive in semen for two months, posing potential risks of sexual transmission long after any symptoms, such as a week-long rash, have vanished.

Zika is already known to have been transmitted via sex from men to women. But it is unlikely that women can pass the virus onto men in this way, says the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which recommends that men wear a condom for six months after symptoms stop.

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