Asked by: Socrates Pechtlmedical health cold and flu
How is Zika spread from one person to another?
Herein, can Zika be transmitted through saliva?
A person with Zika can transmit the virus to his or her partner(s) through vaginal sex, anal sex, and likely oral sex. Zika has been detected in semen, vaginal fluids, saliva, urine, and breast milk. There is no evidence at present that Zika can be transmitted through saliva during deep kissing.
Considering this, how long is a person contagious with Zika?
The Zika virus' incubation period is about three to 12 days after the bite of an infected mosquito. The vast majority of infections are not contagious from person to person; however, it may be passed person to person during sex.
How Zika Spreads
- Ways Zika is Spread. Zika is spread primarily by mosquito bites, but it can also spread through sex and from a pregnant woman to her fetus.
- Zika and Blood Transfusion. No confirmed Zika cases from blood transfusion in the US.
- Zika and Animals.