Zika virus is normally transmitted by mosquitos, but cases of sexual transmission have been reported. We describe a patient with symptomatic Zika virus infection in whom the virus was detected in semen for 92 days. Our findings support recommendations for 6 months of barrier contraceptive use after symptomatic Zika virus infection.
Gaskell, K. M., Houlihan, C., Nastouli, E., & Checkley, A. M. (2017). Persistent zika virus detection in semen in a traveler returning to the United Kingdom from Brazil, 2016. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(1), 137–139. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2301.161300