Headline of the day: Sex After Fieldtrip

Today’s Headline of the Day is atop an article in Science Now:

Sex After a Field Trip Yields Scientific First

by Martin Enserink

A U.S. vector biologist appears to have accidentally written virological history simply by having sex with his wife after returning from a field trip to Senegal. A study just released in Emerging Infectious Diseases suggests that the researcher, Brian Foy of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, passed to his wife the Zika virus, an obscure pathogen that causes joint pains and extreme fatigue. If so, it would be the first documented case of sexual transmission of an insect-borne disease….

(Thanks to Maryn McKenna and Alexandra Witze for bringing this to our attention.)

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