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Texas reports case of sexually transmitted Zika virus: Official

AFP , Tuesday 2 Feb 2016

A county in Texas on Tuesday reported a case of Zika virus being sexually transmitted, raising new concerns about the spread of a mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects.

"Dallas County Health and Human Services has received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the first Zika virus case acquired through sexual transmission in Dallas County in 2016," said a statement.

"The patient was infected with the virus after having sexual contact with an ill individual who returned from a country where Zika virus is present."

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