We might think of Zika as a mosquito-borne virus that effects developing fetuses, but, it also can be passed through sex by either a man or a woman, just like herpes and other STD viruses. New research has shown that vaginal bacteria can inhibit sexually transmitted Zika virus and Herpes Simplex Virus-2 in women.

Megan Amerson, a doctoral student at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, presented her research findings at the American Society for Microbiology Microbe 2017 meeting in June in New Orleans.

“When confronted with viruses, such as those responsible for sexually… more


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