Probable non-vector-borne transmission of Zika virus, Colorado, USA.
Clinical and serologic evidence indicate that 2 American scientists contracted Zika virus infections while working in Senegal in 2008. One of the scientists transmitted this arbovirus to his wife after his return home. Direct contact is implicated as the transmission route, most likely as a sexually transmitted infection.
AdultAnimalsCercopithecus aethiopsColoradoExanthemaFemaleHumansMaleMiceRNA, ViralSerologic TestsVero CellsZika VirusZika Virus Infection
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.