In the US, the first recorded case of transmission of the virus through sexual contact Zika
- 754 views
The first case of transmission through sexual contact Zika registered in the US state of Texas Dallas, this according to local health authorities. However, representatives of the World Health Organization believe that the route of transmission remains to be clarified. Zika virus infections resulting from mosquito bites in the United States have been identified.
Presumably, the virus was transmitted through contact with a person who has recently returned from Venezuela, where, at last, count, there were almost five thousand cases of infection. The sex and age of the infected are not informed of the US because of the privacy.
Dallas County reports first U.S. case of sexual contact Zika virus
The first U.S. case of the Zika virus has been contracted in Dallas County, local health officials said on Tuesday, adding there are no reports of the virus being locally transmitted by mosquitoes in the Texas County
Now the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating cases of infection. During the last period of time from the state of Texas, according to local authorities, to travel to Venezuela, six people. US authorities strongly recommend that residents use as a precaution condoms for all sexual contacts.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized that sexual contact Zika virus poses a threat to the international scale.
«After reviewing the evidence, the Committee declared that the last cluster registered in the Brazilian cases of microcephaly and other neurological disorders, followed a similar cluster in French Polynesia in 2014, is an» extraordinary event «and a threat to the health of the population in other parts of the world,» — the organization said in a statement.
At the moment, the WHO considers the most important protective measures combating populations of mosquitoes and prevents mosquito bites among people at risk, especially among pregnant women.