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First Female-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Reported

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16 Jul 2016 - General
 

Zika, another newly identified disease slowly coming up the list of emerging zoonosis in the world, has the first reported case of female to male transmission through sexual intercourse. The main mode of transmission of this virus is via bites of infected mosquitoes. It has also shown to pass from infected pregnant women to the fetuses and also through transfusion of blood products. Transmission through unprotected vaginal intercourse was known to transmit the disease but so far the only reported cases were transmission of the disease from an infected male to a female. Now with the latest evidence that female to male transmission is a possibility, authorities have to take extra measures to contain the spread of the disease.

Here's the full article on Medscape
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/866219

It there would be evidence enough to prove it, that's really bad news. Pathogenic viruses are generally more problematic to treat than bacterial infections because of their capacity to adapt to a person's immune system in order to become more virulent. If a first world country like the United States can't contain this virus, what more in developing countries? I really hope that global health experts and government officials will exert effort in preventing the spread of this virus. As...
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