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Two interesting topics related with the Zika virus

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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