Zika infections unlikely to be passed by kissing, casual contact

University of Wisconsin| Tue Aug 01 11:21:21 EDT 2017
Zika infections unlikely to be passed by kissing, casual contact

Saliva is no way to pass a Zika virus infection.

According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison who conducted studies with monkeys, casual contact like kissing or sharing a fork or spoon is not enough for the virus to move between hosts. Their findings were published today (Aug. 1, 2017) in the journal Nature Communications.

Scientists believe that mosquito bites are the source of most Zika virus infections in people. After infection, the Zika virus is present i....

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