Is the Zika virus contagious?

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Poster: Deskmate Editors
Article ID: 42
Views: 271
Rated: Not Rated
Posted: Fri 03 Jun 2016
Approved: Yes


In general, the virus is not contagious from person to person; the virus requires a mosquito vector to pass the virus to humans. Theoretically, donated blood and organ transplantation may allow rare person-to-person transmission. Other possible ways may be mother to fetus and under certain conditions, by sexual contact. Transmission to sexual contacts may occur more frequently than previously suspected; research is ongoing.



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