December 3, 2022

On this Jan. 18, 2016 photograph, a researcher holds a container with feminine Aedes aegypti mosquitoes on the Biomedical Sciences Institute within the Sao Paulo’s College, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Aedes aegypti is a vector for transmitting the Zika virus. (AP Picture/Andre Penner)

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. well being officers are investigating greater than a dozen attainable Zika infections which will have been unfold via intercourse.

The 14 instances all contain males who visited areas with Zika outbreaks, and who many have contaminated their feminine intercourse companions, who had not traveled.

Zika virus is principally unfold by mosquito bites. However there have been a minimum of two reported instances of sexual transmission, together with a current case in Texas.

On Tuesday, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention mentioned the 14 instances embody two pregnant ladies whose infections have been confirmed. Assessments are pending for his or her male companions.

Zika virus causes — at worst — solely delicate symptom in most individuals. However in Brazil, well being officers have reported an obvious hyperlink between Zika an infection and a uncommon beginning defect.

See also  Pregnant girls informed to keep away from nations with Zika outbreaks