US: Woman found to spread Zika through sex for 1st time



    US: Woman found to spread Zika through sex for 1st time

    July 15, NY: A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of the germ has been documented, media reports said.

    Zika is usually spread by mosquitoes, and health officials have known for some time that men can spread it through sex. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the case Friday and updated its advice for pregnant women.

    The CDC now advises them to use protection if their sex partner has traveled to a Zika-infected region, whether the partner is a man or a woman.

    The Zika virus causes only a mild illness, at worst, in most people. But infection during pregnancy can lead to severe brain-related birth defects for the fetus. The New York woman was not pregnant, media reports said.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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