CDC investigating 14 cases of Zika virus possibly spread through sex
February 23, 2016 - Uncategorized
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Tuesday that it is investigating more than a dozen possible Zika virus infections that may have been spread through sex, including “several” involving pregnant women.
The 14 cases all involve men who visited areas with Zika outbreaks, and who may have infected their female sex partners, who had not traveled. The announcement indicates that although the test results on these individuals are not yet conclusive, the CDC is taking seriously the possibility that “sexual transmission may be a more likely means of transmission for Zika virus than previously considered,” the agency stated in a media advisory. Read more…