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Zika Virus

First US transmission case; through sexual contact

2 Feb, 2016

The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States is reported in Dallas, TX. Officials say it was likely was contracted through sex and not a mosquito bite. The person was infected through sexual contact with someone who had traveled to Venezuela. Texas Department of State Health Services:

Case details are being evaluated, but the possibility of sexual transmission from an infected person to a non-infected person is likely in this case.