A traveller returning to Australia developed Zika virus infection, with fever, rash and conjunctivitis, with onset five days after a monkey bite in Bali, Indonesia. Flavivirus RNA detected on PCR from a nasopharyngeal swab was sequenced and identified as Zika virus. Although mosquito-borne transmission isalso possible, we propose the bite as a plausible route of transmission. The literature for non-vector transmissions of Zika virus and other flaviviruses is reviewed.
Leung, G., Baird, R., Druce, J., & Anstey, N. (2015). Zika Virus Infection in Australia following a Monkey Bite in Indonesia. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 46(3), 460-464.