Prolonged Detection of Zika Virus in Vaginal Secretions and Whole Blood
Kristy O. Murray
, Rodion Gorchakov, Anna R. Carlson, Rebecca Berry, Lilin Lai, Muktha Natrajan, Melissa N. Garcia, Armando Correa, Shital M. Patel, Kjersti Aagaard, and Mark J. Mulligan
Author affiliations: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA (K.O. Murray, R. Gorchakov, R. Berry, M.N. Garcia, A. Correa, S.M. Patel, K. Aagaard); Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston (K.O. Murray, R. Gorchakov, R. Berry, M.N. Garcia, A. Correa, S.M. Patel, K. Aagaard); Baylor St. Luke’s General Hospital, Houston (A.R. Carlson); Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA (L. Lai, M. Natrajan, M.J. Mulligan)
Figure. Quantitative reverse transcription PCR cycle threshold values over time (days after onset of illness) for whole blood, serum, urine, saliva, and vaginal mucosal swab specimens obtained from a 26-year-old woman infected with Zika virus who returned from Honduras to the United States. A cutoff value for a negative result was established at a cycle threshold of 40 (black horizontal line).
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