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Sexual Transmission Of Zika Virus More Common Than Previously Believed, WHO Says In New Guidance

Agence France-Presse: WHO releases new updated guideline on sexual transmission of Zika virus
“The World Health Organization has released an interim guidance update underscoring the mounting evidence that sexual transmission of the Zika virus is not only possible, but more common than previously assumed…” (5/31).

Reuters: WHO advises eight weeks of safe sex after return from Zika areas
“People returning from areas where the Zika virus is found should follow safe sex practices or abstain from sex for at least eight weeks rather than just four, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday…” (Nebehay/Miles, 5/31).

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