A woman who experiences a flow of menstrual-type blood on three consecutive days during a time of the month when she is not due to experience menstrual bleeding. The first sighting renders her ritually impure; however,until the third sighting,her status is that of a woman who observes a day for a day,and she is not subject to all the halahkic regulations of zava. After experiencing bleeding on the third day, the woman is considered a zava and is obligated to bring an offering as part of her purification process. A zava imparts ritual impurity in the same way as a zav. In addition, a man who engages in sexual relations with her becomes a primary source of ritual impurity and transmits ritual impurity to others.

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