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Zika Virus Zika Virus RNA Often Identified in Semen of Men With Symptomatic Infection

Zika Virus RNA Often Identified in Semen of Men With Symptomatic Infection

Zika virus RNA is frequently present in the semen of men with symptomatic ZIKV infection and can persist for over 6 months.

Zika Virus Pregnancy May Be Independently Associated With Prolonged Detection of Zika Virus RNA

Pregnancy May Be Independently Associated With Prolonged Detection of Zika Virus RNA

Pregnant women may have about a 3-fold longer estimated median detection window for Zika virus RNA in serum.

Emerging Diseases An Effective Zika Vaccine May Eliminate Prenatal Infections

An Effective Zika Vaccine May Eliminate Prenatal Infections

A vaccine against Zika virus, once available and effectively deployed, may substantially reduce prenatal infections.

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A Zika vaccine could virtually eliminate prenatal infections

A Zika virus vaccine shown to be of moderate to high efficacy in eliminating prenatal infections provides 90% coverage.

Zika Virus Rate of Birth Defects in Pregnant Women With Confirmed Zika Virus Infection

Rate of Birth Defects in Pregnant Women With Confirmed Zika Virus Infection

Researchers estimated this risk among pregnant women with symptomatic Zika virus infection in French territories in the Americas.

Zika Virus Zika Virus-Associated Neurogenic Bladder Requires Prompt Management

Zika Virus-Associated Neurogenic Bladder Requires Prompt Management

Prompt identification may help reduce the risk for subsequent renal failure and minimize overall disease burden.

Zika Virus Zika Virus Infection Linked to Uteroplacental Pathology

Zika Virus Infection Linked to Uteroplacental Pathology

Animal model revealed a potential relationship between Zika virus infection and uteroplacental pathology that appears to affect oxygen delivery to the fetus during development.

Zika Virus CDC Reports Number of Noncongenital Zika Virus Cases in the United States

CDC Reports Number of Noncongenital Zika Virus Cases in the United States

A total of 5168 noncongenital Zika virus disease cases were reported from US states and the District of Columbia in 2016.

Zika Virus CDC Reports Increase in Birth Defects Potentially Linked to Zika

CDC Reports Increase in Birth Defects Potentially Linked to Zika

There was an increase in the number of birth defects potentially related to Zika virus infection from the first half of 2016 to the second half of 2016.

Zika Virus Evidence of Postnatal Zika Virus Transmission From Breast Milk

Evidence of Postnatal Zika Virus Transmission From Breast Milk

Although Zika virus is known to be transmitted by mosquitos, sexual contact, blood transfusion, or laboratory exposure, there is also evidence supporting maternal transmission to infants via breastfeeding, delivery, or close contact.

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