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So you don't have to click on the link - it says:

 

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A patient infected in Dallas, Texas, is likely to have been infected by sexual contact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) told the BBC.

The person had not travelled to infected areas but their partner had returned from Venezuela.

Zika is carried by mosquitoes and has been linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains.

So, it IS transmitted via mosquitoes, but MAY also be transmitted by having sex with some one who has it.

 

My first thought is - STOP having sex with people who have it!!! :eek:  And you should be OK and not in fear.


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 cnn.com : "There have been isolated cases of spread through blood transfusion or sexual contact and that's not very surprising.

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/02/health/zika-virus-sexual-contact-texas/index.html

 

Earlier Tuesday, CDC Director Tom Frieden told CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta: "There have been isolated cases of spread through blood transfusion or sexual contact and that's not very surprising. The virus is in the blood for about a week. How long it would remain in the semen is something that needs to be studied and we're working on that now."


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Brazil confirms Zika infection from a blood transfusion

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-zika-brazil-blood-idUSKCN0VD22N

 

Brazilian health authorities confirmed on Thursday a case of transmission of Zika through a transfusion of blood from a donor who had been infected with the mosquito-borne virus that is spreading rapidly through the Americas

 

Transmission of Zika through blood transfusions adds another dimension to the outbreak of the virus. The virus is usually transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. But health officials in Texas reported on Tuesday that a person in Dallas became infected after having sex with another person who had traveled in Venezuela, where the virus is circulating.


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35490524

 

Zika virus pregnancy case confirmed in Spain - first in Europe

 

Spain has confirmed that a pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus - the first such case in Europe.

 

The health ministry said the woman had recently returned from Colombia, where it is believed she was infected.

 

 

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