France says detects first sexually transmitted Zika case

France has detected its first sexually transmitted case of Zika in a woman whose partner had traveled to Brazil, the epicenter of an outbreak of the virus, a senior health official said on Saturday.

U.S. officials said earlier this week they were investigating 14 reports of the mosquito-borne disease that may have been transmitted through sex, including to several pregnant women.

Francois Bourdillon, head of France’s Institute for Public Health Surveillance (IVS), said the infected woman was the country’s “first confirmed indigenous case of transmission”.Read More

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