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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 67

of 'Zika virus infection: An overview'

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Prolonged Detection of Zika Virus in Vaginal Secretions and Whole Blood.
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Murray KO, Gorchakov R, Carlson AR, Berry R, Lai L, Natrajan M, Garcia MN, Correa A, Patel SM, Aagaard K, Mulligan MJ
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Emerg Infect Dis. 2017;23(1):99. Epub 2017 Jan 15.
 
Infection with Zika virus is an emerging public health crisis. We observed prolonged detection of virus RNA in vaginal mucosal swab specimens and whole blood for a US traveler with acute Zika virus infection who had visited Honduras. These findings advance understanding of Zika virus infection and provide data for additional testing strategies.
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