First Sexually-Transmitted Zika Case of 2017

posted by Rick Flagg - 


Florida has recorded it first case of Zika this year that was transmitted by sex instead of mosquito. 

Officials at the state health department won't give many details because of privacy laws, but they say a resident of Pinellas County contracted the Zika virus through sexual contact. 

Authorities say that person had not been overseas recently, but their partner had visited Cuba and apparently brought the infection home. 

A total of 118 Zika cases have been reported so far this year in Florida, but health officials say almost all of those people were infected overseas. 

Health authorities also claim there's no evidence that mosquitoes are currently spreading the disease in Florida.

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