Experts: the zika virus can be sexually transmitted

Scientists have recorded the world's first case of zika virus infection through sexual contact. About it reports the Center for control and disease prevention in the United States. The incident tells the publication Popular Science.

A resident of the city of new York contracted the virus in epidemica areas. On during unprotected sex the virus is passed on to her young man.

Now, scientists know about a new way of spread of the disease. In the seed, the pathogen can persist for many weeks. As it turned out, the zika virus is able to live not only in semen but also in the vaginal mucosa.

Note that the virus has managed to kill one American. Previously died of the disease the first citizen of the country. The man traveled the country with an unfavourable epidemiological situation.

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