Zika Virus Found In Tears Of Mice, Study Shows; Finding Could Impact Transmission Routes, Researchers Say

Washington Post: Zika’s persistence in the eye may play a role in spreading the virus, study finds
“…In a study published Tuesday in Cell Reports, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis describe the effect of Zika virus infections in the eyes of mouse fetuses, newborns, and adults. The study suggests that the eye could be a reservoir for the virus. Eye infection raises the possibility that people could become infected with Zika through contact with tears from infected people, they said…” (Sun, 9/6).