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Volume 22, Number 10—October 2016

Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus and Persistence in Semen, New Zealand, 2016

Jay HarrowerComments to Author , Tomasz Kiedrzynski, Simon Baker, Arlo Upton, Fahimeh Rahnama, Jill Sherwood, Q. Sue Huang, Angela Todd, and David Pulford
Author affiliations: Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Auckland, New Zealand (J. Harrower, S. Baker); Ministry of Health, Wellington, New Zealand (T. Kiedrzynski); Labtests and Northland Pathology Laboratory, Whangarei, New Zealand (A. Upton); Auckland District Health Board, Auckland (F. Rahnama); Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited, Wallaceville, New Zealand (J. Sherwood, Q. Sue Huang, A. Todd); Ministry for Primary Industries, Wallaceville (D. Pulford)

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Timeline and results of rRT-PCR testing on specimens from 2 patients with suspected Zika virus infection, New Zealand, 2016*

Patient 2 (53/F)
21† 4† Serum +
26 9 Serum
26 9 Urine +
29 12 Serum
29 12 Urine +

*rRT-PCR, real-time reverse transcription PCR; +, positive; –, negative.
†Performed retrospectively on stored serum after observation of positive results obtained on urine samples collected on days 9 and 12 after symptom onset.

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