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WHO Strengthens Zika Safe Sex Guidance

September 6, 2016

(BBC) – Men and women returning from any area where the Zika virus is circulating should practise safe sex for at least six months to avoid the risk of spreading the disease, says the World Health Organization. The advice applies even if a person has no symptoms. It comes a few weeks after doctors discovered the virus in the sperm of an Italian man six months after he first had Zika symptoms. Zika is spread in bodily fluids.

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