CDC Investigating 14 Cases Of Possible Zika Sexual Transmission From Men To Women In U.S.

The Hill: CDC warns: More U.S. Zika cases linked to sex
“Federal health officials said Tuesday as many as 14 people in the U.S. may have contracted the Zika virus through sex, a surprising development that makes researchers rethink the virus’s usual routes of transmission…” (Ferris, 2/23).

NBC News: CDC Reports 14 New Cases of Sexually Transmitted Zika in U.S.
“…Some of those suspected of having been infected sexually have been pregnant women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says…” (Fox, 2/23).

New York Times: CDC Investigating 14 New Reports of Zika Transmission Through Sex
“…If confirmed, the unexpectedly high number would have major implications for controlling the virus, which is usually spread by mosquito bites…” (Tavernise, 2/23).

Wall Street Journal: CDC Investigates 14 New Reports of Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus in U.S.
“…All of the cases involve men who traveled to areas where Zika is circulating and had symptoms of the virus within two weeks before their female partner’s symptoms began…” (McKay, 2/24).

Washington Post: CDC investigating 14 potential cases of sexually transmitted Zika
“… ‘Like previously reported cases of sexual transmission, these cases involve possible transmission of the virus from men to their sex partners,’ the CDC wrote in announcing the new cases. ‘At this time, there is no evidence that women can transmit Zika virus to their sex partners; however, more research is needed to understand this issue’…” (Dennis, 2/23).

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