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Blood, Body Fluids Of Zika Patients Could Be Infectious, CDC Warns In Case Study Of Utah Man

ABC News: CDC Still Stumped by Mystery Zika Case in Utah
“More information on a mysterious case of Zika infection in Utah has come to light, health officials said [Tuesday]. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examined the case of a Utah man who contracted a Zika infection although he was not exposed through a mosquito or sexual transmission. Their findings were published [Tuesday] in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report…” (Mohney, 9/13).

Washington Post: Zika virus may spread through bodily fluids, study finds
“…[I]nformation released Tuesday by federal and state health officials suggest that contact with bodily fluids, such as tears, discharge from infected eyes, saliva, vomit, urine, or stool, could have been how a Utah man became infected after caring for his elderly father. The father died in June after contracting Zika from travel abroad. The father’s blood had a level of infectious virus 100,000 times as high as the average level reported in people infected with Zika, according to a report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…” (Sun, 9/13).

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