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Italian Researchers Discover The Presence Of Monkeypox DNA In The Semen Of Infected Men

today13 July 2022

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source: Loma Linda University

A group of communicable disease specialists at Rome’s Spallanzani Hospital demonstrated in a study posted on June 2, 2022 that monkeypox virus DNA, known as deoxyribonucleic acid, was identified in the sperm of three out of four men afflicted with the disease.

As per director Francesco Vaia, the research teams have indeed advanced their duties to conduct these studies which found the DNA in the semen of 14 infected men out of a total of 16 who were involved in the study.

β€œThe existence of the virus in sperm is not an unusual or an irregular incidence,” he stated, as reported by the Star.

β€œThe virus can be transmitted throughΒ sexual intercourse through close interaction with skin lesions,” he added, β€œbut our survey indicates that sperm could also be a device for infestation.”

source: IVF Store

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Written by: Lara Lee