WHO concerned by report of sexual transmission of Zika

By REUTERS
February 3, 2016 12:55

 
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GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) voiced concern on Wednesday at a report that the Zika virus had been sexually transmitted in the United States and called for further investigation.

The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States was reported in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday by local health officials, who said it likely was contracted through sex and not a mosquito bite.

"This needs to be further investigated to understand the conditions and how often or likely sexual transmission is...This is the only the second mooted case of sexual transmission," WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl told Reuters. For now the key to control the virus was eliminating mosquitos and wearing proper clothing


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