Probable Non-Vector-borne Transmission of Zika Virus, Colorado, USA

Brian D. Foy, Kevin C. Kobylinski, Joy L.Chilson Foy, Bradley J. Blitvich, Amelia Travassos da Rosa, Andrew D. Haddow, Robert S. Lanciotti, Robert B. Tesh

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)880-882
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 13 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Foy, B. D., Kobylinski, K. C., Foy, J. L. C., Blitvich, B. J., da Rosa, A. T., Haddow, A. D., Lanciotti, R. S., & Tesh, R. B. (2011). Probable Non-Vector-borne Transmission of Zika Virus, Colorado, USA. Emerging infectious diseases, 17(5), 880-882.