More illnesses could be sexually transmitted than we thought — including the common cold

September 18, 2017

Business Insider: After a team of British researchers found bits of Zika virus lingering in the semen of men whose symptoms had cleared months before, they began to wonder: What other viruses hide out in unsuspecting parts of the body? The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention reported at least 27 viruses which include viruses that have been at the center of recent epidemics. “This really raises the question of what is the definition of an STD,” said Professor Fenyong Liu.

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