An Update on Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus
AbstractZika virus (ZIKV) is a single-stranded RNA virus belonging to the arthropod-borne flaviviruses (arboviruses) which are mainly transmitted by blood-sucking mosquitoes of the genus Aedes. ZIKV infection has been known to be rather asymptomatic or presented as febrile self-limited disease; however, during the last decade the manifestation of ZIKV infection has been associated with a variety of neuroimmunological disorders including Guillain–Barré syndrome, microcephaly and other central nervous system abnormalities. More recently, there is accumulating evidence about sexual transmission of ZIKV, a trait that has never been observed in any other mosquito-borne flavivirus before. This article reviews the latest information regarding the latter and emerging role of ZIKV, focusing on the consequences of ZIKV infection on the male reproductive system and the epidemiology of human-to-human sexual transmission. View Full-Text
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Sakkas, H.; Bozidis, P.; Giannakopoulos, X.; Sofikitis, N.; Papadopoulou, C. An Update on Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus. Pathogens 2018, 7, 66.
Sakkas H, Bozidis P, Giannakopoulos X, Sofikitis N, Papadopoulou C. An Update on Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus. Pathogens. 2018; 7(3):66.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sakkas, Hercules; Bozidis, Petros; Giannakopoulos, Xenofon; Sofikitis, Nikolaos; Papadopoulou, Chrissanthy. 2018. "An Update on Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus." Pathogens 7, no. 3: 66.
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