Zika Transmitted Through Sexual Contact for First Time in Continental U.S.

  • First case in continental U.S. for the current outbreak
  • Sexual transmission is likely, Texas health department says

The GM Mosquitoes Taking on the Zika Virus

The first locally transmitted case of Zika virus in the continental U.S. was confirmed in Dallas county on Tuesday, a day after the outbreak and its potential association with birth defects was declared a global public health emergency by the World Health Organization.

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