Zika probably not spread through saliva: study - UPI.com
UPI reports: "Scientists have some interesting news about Zika: You're unlikely to
get the virus from kissing or sharing utensils with someone.
A new study with monkeys suggests that Zika doesn't appear to be
transmitted through saliva. [...] Mosquitoes are the main cause of Zika
infection in people. After infection, the virus remains in blood and
saliva for a few weeks. And it remains in bodily fluids like breast milk
for weeks and semen for months, the researchers said. [...] Most people
only suffer mild symptoms when infected with Zika, but the virus has
been linked to catastrophic birth defects in babies whose mothers were
infected during pregnancy."
Comment: This is indeed good news. Thanks and regards to the monkeys who helped in this study.