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Zika virus RNA has been detected in semen samples collected <370 days after symptom onset. We report unusual persistence of Zika virus RNA in semen, confirmed by sequencing at 515 days after symptom onset and detectable for >900 days, in a patient with immunosuppression.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid2508.181543

Type

Journal

Emerging infectious diseases

Publication Date

08/2019

Volume

25

Pages

1598 - 1600

Keywords

Semen, Humans, Rheumatic Diseases, RNA, Viral, Antirheumatic Agents, Immunosuppressive Agents, Biopsy, Viral Load, Immunocompromised Host, Female, Male, Zika Virus, Zika Virus Infection, Travel-Related Illness, Communicable Diseases, Imported