“Zika virus remained in mouse testes after the infection had cleared from the blood, causing testicular tissue to atrophy and potentially affecting fertility, according to a study in mice published in Science Advances. The finding may explain why Zika virus appears to be sexually transmissible. Although the findings have yet to be replicated in humans, a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) team is conducting a similar study in Zika-infected men in Puerto Rico.”

Grant, Bob. “Study: Zika Shrinks Testicular Tissue in Mice.” The Scientist. The Scientist, 23 Feb. 2017. Web. 1 Mar. 2017.