Zika detected in urine, saliva: top Brazilian researchers

Brazil’s top research institute said Friday that Zika has been detected in urine and saliva, but added that there is no proof the virus can be transmitted through those fluids.

“The presence of the active Zika virus has been found in saliva and urine,” Paulo Gadelha, head of the Fiocruz institute in Rio de Janeiro, told journalists. “But that does not mean there is a capacity for transmission through saliva and urine,” he added.


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