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CDC confirms a case of Zika transmission via sex in Texas

CDC confirms a case of Zika transmission via sex in Texas

Texas officials on Tuesday reported the first case of the Zika virus being sexually transmitted in the U.S. by an infected traveler returning from South America since the disease’s rapid spread there over the last year.

It was the first case of transmission on U.S. soil, and the announcement came a day after the World Health Organization declared that the explosive growth of the primarily mosquito-borne Zika virus constitutes an international public health emergency.

A Dallas patient contracted Zika after having sex with a traveler who had returned from Venezuela, one...

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