Two interesting topics related with the Zika virus. In 2013, the Zika virus was detected for the first time in the semen of a patient. The first case of sexual transmission of the virus has recently been detected. The person in question was an individual from Texas who had had a sexual relationship with an infected person. Although the World Health Organisation warns that this type of transmission has not been conclusively demonstrated (Reuters, 3-II-2016), it has also been unable to demonstrate the relationship between the Zika virus and microencephaly in newborns either, despite a 20-fold increase in the number of infants born with the condition since 2015.
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