Florida was the first case of infection with zika virus sexually transmitted

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The health Department of Florida announced the first case of zika virus infection through sexual contact.

In August of 2016 in the Centre for control and disease prevention reported the first case of transmission of zika virus sexually in the United States.

«Today the health Department of Florida announced that the first case of zika virus infection in 2017 confirmed in Pinellas County. There is no evidence of transmission of the virus through the bites of mosquitoes anywhere in Florida,» reads a press release from the Department.

It is reported that one of the residents of Pinellas County who recently returned from a trip to Cuba, showed symptoms of virus infection. Thus, according to the Department, his sexual partner, who never left the country, a test for the virus has also been positive.

Zika fever is an acute infectious disease of monkeys, which occasionally transmitted to humans by mosquitoes and characterized by fever benign. The virus is most dangerous for pregnant women because it is assumed that it causes the fetus to the potential of microcephaly with severe brain damage.

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