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[Articles] Effect of acute Zika virus infection on sperm and virus clearance in body fluids: a prospective observational study

19:35 EDT 21 Aug 2017 | The Lancet

Semen alterations early after acute Zika virus infection might affect fertility and could be explained by virus effects on the testis and epididymis. Frequency of shedding and high viral load in semen, together with the presence of replicative virus in a motile spermatozoa fraction, can lead to Zika virus transmission during sexual contact and assisted reproduction procedures. Whole blood seems to be the best specimen for Zika virus RNA detection, diagnosis, and follow-up.

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