Florida announces its first case of Zika-by-sex
Florida announces its first case of Zika-by-sex:- The Florida Department of Health on Friday confirmed the state’s first case of the Zika virus being sexually transmitted.
An unidentified person in Miami-Dade County, who had recently visited several countries, including Cuba, transmitted the disease to their partner. The unidentified person’s partner did not travel outside the country. Both have tested positive for the virus, according to The Miami Herald.
“There’s no evidence of ongoing, active transmission of Zika anywhere in Florida,” the health department said in a news release.
This is the second reported case acquired locally this year, the first being a case transmitted by an infected mosquito in Manatee County, The Orlando Sentinel reported.
Florida reported 296 locally acquired Zika infections last year.
Zika causes relatively mild symptoms in most adults but can cause severe birth defects in babies of some women infected during pregnancy.