Medline ® Abstract for Reference 72
of 'Zika virus infection: An overview'
Persistent detection of Zika virus RNA in semen for six months after symptom onset in a traveller returning from Haiti to Italy, February 2016.
Nicastri E, Castilletti C, Liuzzi G, Iannetta M, Capobianchi MR, Ippolito G
Euro Surveill. 2016 Aug;21(32)
A man in his early 30s reported in January 2016 a history of fever, asthenia and erythematous rash during a stay in Haiti. On his return to Italy, ZIKV RNA was detected in his urine and saliva 91 days after symptom onset, and in his semen on day 188, six months after symptom onset. Our findings support the possibility of sexual transmission of ZIKV and highlight the importance of continuing to investigate non-vector-borne ZIKV infection.
National Institute for Infectious Diseases 'Lazzaro Spallanzani', IRCCS, Rome, Italy.