Zika virus RNA has been detected in semen samples collected <370 days after symptom onset. We report unusual persistence of Zika virus RNA in semen, confirmed by sequencing at 515 days after symptom onset and detectable for >900 days, in a patient with immunosuppression.
Emerging infectious diseases
1598 - 1600
Semen, Humans, Rheumatic Diseases, RNA, Viral, Antirheumatic Agents, Immunosuppressive Agents, Biopsy, Viral Load, Immunocompromised Host, Female, Male, Zika Virus, Zika Virus Infection, Travel-Related Illness, Communicable Diseases, Imported