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FEB 06, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Sexually Transmitted Zika Highlights Brazil's Rampant Inequality

On Friday, scientists detected Zika virus in both urine and saliva for the first time, classifying the virus in the bodily fluid samples as "active." That means the fluid samples are capable of transmitting Zika. This finding, coupled with recent reports of a sexually transmitted Zika case in Texas, indicates that sexual contact may become a significant mode of transmission for ...

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FEB 02, 2016 - Huffington Post

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9 Important Questions About Zika Virus, Answered

There are many things we don’t know about Zika virus, the mosquito-borne disease that may infect three to four million people before the epidemic dies out, according to the World Health Organization.  Experts suspect Zika may be responsible for thousands of babies born with birth defects and an increase in neurological disorders, but it’s going to be a while before ...

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JAN 29, 2016 - Baltimore Sun

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UMBC researcher works on faster STD test seen as key to prevention

Doctors who see patients for sexually transmitted diseases are often encounter a problem: Some people don't come back for their test results and therefore don't get treated.That lack of follow-up is one reason why the three most common sexually transmitted diseases — chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis...

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