Can you get Zika from kissing? Doctors say it’s unlikely, but possible

Can you get Zika from kissing? Theoretically, yes, as long the virus is active and the kiss is more than a quick smooch.

“We know that Zika can live in saliva about as long as it persists in blood, which is an average of seven days,” said Dr. John Brooks, senior medical adviser at the Office of Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “That might lead someone to worry about whether they can get Zika from kissing.”

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