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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 - 9:17
WHO strengthens Zika safe sex guidance
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The World Health Organization says that men and women returning from any area where the Zika virus is circulating should practise safe sex for at least 6 months to avoid the risk of spreading the disease.

The advice applies even if a person has no symptoms.

It comes a few weeks after doctors discovered the virus in the sperm of an Italian man 6 months after he first had Zika symptoms.

Zika is spread in bodily fluids. The main risk of catching the disease is from infected mosquitoes via bites.

 

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