Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Risk of Zika infection through sex may last only a month

Signs of Zika infection can be seen in semen for as long as nine months, but the risk of sexual transmission appears to end in one month, according to a study published Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zika virus successfully diagnosed from semen

Research presented at ASM Microbe 2017 by experts at the Fertility and Cryogenics Lab shows a reliable clinical assay that can detect the Zika virus from semen samples.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers obtain first Zika sequence isolated from semen

A team of researchers from the United Kingdom has obtained the first complete genome sequence of Zika virus that was isolated from a semen sample. The research is published this week in Genome Announcements, a journal of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: pregnant women should avoid Southeast Asia due to Zika

(HealthDay)—Zika continues to extend its reach around the globe, with U.S. health officials now urging women to delay travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia where the virus is circulating.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Traces of Ebola virus linger longer than expected in semen

Initial data from a Liberian public health program show about 9 percent (38) of 429 male Ebola survivors had fragments of Ebola virus in their semen. Of those, 63 percent had semen samples that tested positive for Ebola fragments ...

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Stress degrades sperm quality

Psychological stress is harmful to sperm and semen quality, affecting its concentration, appearance, and ability to fertilize an egg, according to a study led by researchers Columbia University's Mailman School of Public ...

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