COVID-19: Virus in Semen

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

Have a look at some of the latest developments in novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19):

Virus detected in semen: SARS-CoV-2 has been detected in the semen of men with COVID-19, according to findings in JAMA Network Open. Thirty-eight men with confirmed illness in China provided a semen sample for testing. Samples from 6 of the men (16%) tested positive for the virus; four of the men were in the acute stage of infection and two were in the recovery phase. The authors note that it is not yet known whether the virus can be transmitted sexually.

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