CDC issues more restrictive sex guidelines for Zika virus
March 25, 2016 - Uncategorized
Federal health officials on Friday issued new, more detailed and far more restrictive guidelines to prevent the sexual transmission of the Zika virus.
Men who have confirmed cases of Zika or experience symptoms of the Zika virus after traveling to areas where Zika is spreading, for example, should wait at least six months to have unprotected sex or try to conceive a child with a partner, a far longer time period than previously suggested.
The new timeframe reflects the longest period during which the virus has been detected in semen — 62 days — plus an additional buffer to allow for uncertainty. Read more…