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In another new development, the NIH today announced the start of the first human trial of a live attenuated vaccine against Zika.
Also, the CDC says to wait 3 months before trying to conceive rather than 6 after possible Zika exposure.
Zika RNA was present in semen for a median of 40 days and in vaginal fluid for a median of 14 days.
The FDA said it will continue to monitor the situation closely and that a new mosquito-borne threat would trigger individual donation testing in affected areas.
Findings hint that pregnancy losses from Zika may be underestimated and that damage can take place, even without symptoms.
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