Usually blood tests use serum, not whole blood, but the team only found Zika in serum for eight days. In whole blood, however, pieces of its RNA genetic material persisted for nearly three months. They found genetic bits of Zika virus in her blood for 81 days after symptoms started, in her saliva for eight days and in her vagina for 14 days. Related: Any Kind of Sex Can Spread Zika “With the recent finding of possible female-to-male virus transmission, infectious virus might be present in the vaginal canal and could serve as a risk for sexual or intrapartum (during birth) transmission,” the team concluded. Zika is known to infect people sexually. It can stay in a man’s semen for months and many people who never went near a Zika zone have been infected by sex partners who traveled to one. Related: Zika’s Mysteries Stump Even the Experts Other teams have found that Zika can live and replicate in the vagina. Zika virus has exploded across the Americas, carried mostly by mosquitoes but also by person-to-person contact. Most people don’t even get sick, but there is a huge risk to unborn babies. Zika’s cause at least three outbreaks in the Miami area.
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