Findings from a mouse study suggest that the Zika virus infection may have serious reproductive consequences for men.

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that often produces no symptoms in men or women. Those who do have symptoms usually experience a minor rash, low-grade fever, pains, and red eyes. Running its course in a week or so, many people never suspect they are infected, especially during cold or flu season.

You’ve likely heard a lot about Zika because of its association with an epidemic of birth defects in infected pregnant women. The unborn child of a pregnant woman infected with the… more


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