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In NEJM Letter, Scientists Caution Zika May Be Spread Through Oral Sex

Fox News: Scientists say Zika may be transmitted by oral sex, kissing
“Amid growing concern over an increasing number of Zika cases in the Americas, scientists are now cautioning that the usually mosquito-borne virus may be transmitted not only by vaginal sex, but also by oral sex and kissing…” (6/3).

Huffington Post: Experts Say Zika Virus May Spread Through Oral Sex
“…In an op-ed published in the New England Journal of Medicine Thursday, doctors described their theory that a man traveling from Rio de Janeiro may have spread the virus to his partner through oral sex…” (Alemendrala, 6/3).

New York Times: Zika May Be Transmitted by Oral Sex, Scientists Find
“‘I don’t think this changes anything, but it shows you how elaborate the number of avenues of possible transmission can be,’ said Dr. William Schaffner, head of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical School…” (McNeil, 6/2).

Vox: Why oral sex might be another way Zika can spread
“…Though this is the first description of potential oral transmission of Zika, doctors have noted several cases that demonstrate Zika can be spread through sex…” (Belluz, 6/4).

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