London, Feb.3 (ANI): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that the first known case of the Zika has been sexually transmitted in Texas and is the first known case of the virus being locally acquired in the continental United States in the current outbreak.
The Guardian reports that the case involved a patient who had sex with someone who had recently returned from Venezuela infected with the mosquito borne virus.
The CDC says it will soon provide guidance on sexual transmission, with a ‘focus on the male sexual partners of women who are or who may be pregnant.’
CDC Director Tom Frieden said that vast majority of spread is going to be from mosquitoes and added that the bottom line is mosquitoes are the real culprit here.
Frieden further said that studies on sexual transmission are not easy, but the CDC is continuing to explore that avenue of transmission.(ANI)