1887
Rapid communication Open Access
Like 0

Abstract

The current Zika virus outbreak and its potential severe health consequences, especially congenital fetal syndrome, have led to increased concern about sexual transmission, especially in pregnant women and women of reproductive age. Here we report a case of Zika virus sexual transmission, likely male-to-female, in a totally asymptomatic couple.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.23.30254
2016-06-09
2017-12-18
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.23.30254
Loading
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/eurosurveillance/21/23/eurosurv-21-30254-3.html?itemId=/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.23.30254&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah

References

  1. Marchette NJ, Garcia R, Rudnick A. Isolation of Zika virus from Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Malaysia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1969;18(3):411-5. PMID: 4976739 
  2. Grard G, Caron M, Mombo IM, Nkoghe D, Mboui Ondo S, Jiolle D, et al. Zika virus in Gabon (Central Africa)--2007: a new threat from Aedes albopictus? PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014;8(2):e2681.  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002681  PMID: 24516683 
  3. D’Ortenzio E, Matheron S, Yazdanpanah Y, de Lamballerie X, Hubert B, Piorkowski G, et al. Evidence of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus. N Engl J Med. 2016;374(22):2195-8.  https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1604449  PMID: 27074370 
  4. Hills SL, Russell K, Hennessey M, Williams C, Oster AM, Fischer M, et al. Transmission of Zika Virus Through Sexual Contact with Travelers to Areas of Ongoing Transmission - Continental United States, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016;65(8):215-6.  https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6508e2  PMID: 26937739 
  5. Deckard DT, Chung WM, Brooks JT, Smith JC, Woldai S, Hennessey M, et al. Male-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus - Texas, January 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016;65(14):372-4.  https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6514a3  PMID: 27078057 
  6. Venturi G, Zammarchi L, Fortuna C, Remoli ME, Benedetti E, Fiorentini C, et al. An autochthonous case of Zika due to possible sexual transmission, Florence, Italy, 2014. Euro Surveill. 2016;21(8):30148.  https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.8.30148  PMID: 26939607 
  7. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Current Zika transmission. Last updated 8 Jun 2016. Stockholm: ECDC. [Accessed 09 Jun 2016]. Available from: http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/healthtopics/zika_virus_infection/zika-outbreak/Pages/Zika-countries-with-transmission.aspx
  8. Agence de la Biomédecine. Recommandations professionnelles dans le cadre de l’épidémie de virus Zika. French. Available from: http://www.agence-biomedecine.fr/IMG/pdf/2016-003_reco_amp_et_zika_18-03-2016_.pdf
  9. Lessler JT, Ott CT, Carcelen AC, Konikoff JM, Williamson J, Bi Q, et al. Times to key events in the course of Zika infection and their implications: a systematic review and pooled analysis [Submitted]. Bull World Health Organ. 2016;1.  https://doi.org/10.2471/BLT.16.174540 
  10. Turmel JM, Abgueguen P, Hubert B, Vandamme YM, Maquart M, Le Guillou Guillemette H, et al. Late sexual transmission of Zika virus related to probable long persistence in the semen. Lancet. 2016.
  11. Coelho FC, Durovni B, Saraceni V, Lemos C, Codeço CT, Camargo S, et al. Sexual transmission causes a marked increase in the incidence of Zika in women in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Available from: http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/05/26/055459
  12. Duffy MR, Chen TH, Hancock WT, Powers AM, Kool JL, Lanciotti RS, et al. Zika virus outbreak on Yap Island, Federated States of Micronesia. N Engl J Med. 2009;360(24):2536-43.  https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa0805715  PMID: 19516034 
  13. Atkinson B, Hearn P, Afrough B, Lumley S, Carter D, Aarons EJ, et al. Detection of Zika Virus in Semen. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016;22(5):940.  https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2205.160107  PMID: 27088817 
  14. Haneche F, Leparc-Goffart I, Simon F, Hentzien M, Martinez-Pourcher V, Caumes E, et al. Rift Valley fever in kidney transplant recipient returning from Mali with viral RNA detected in semen up to four months from symptom onset, France, autumn 2015. Euro Surveill. 2016;21(18):30222.  https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.18.30222  PMID: 27172608 
  15. Sow MS, Etard JF, Baize S, Magassouba N, Faye O, Msellati P, et al. Postebogui Study Group. New Evidence of Long-lasting Persistence of Ebola Virus Genetic Material in Semen of Survivors. J Infect Dis. 2016:jiw078.  https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiw078  PMID: 27142204 
/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.23.30254
Loading

Data & Media loading...

Comment has been disabled for this content
Submit comment
Close
Comment moderation successfully completed
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error