CDC Reports First Zika Infection Between Gay Couple
April 15, 2016
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Centers For Disease Control confirmed another sexually transmitted case of the Zika virus was discovered in Dallas.
This time the virus was shared between two men. One man traveled to Venezuela, then came home and was intimate with his partner, according to the CDC.
Health officials said it’s the first report of infection between a gay couple, and worry that Zika will spread even faster through sex — as well as through mosquito bites.
On Wednesday, U.S. health officials said that there is no longer a doubt that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects.
Both Plano’s health director and Collin County’s health director point out that Zika is different from West Nile virus in that the mosquitos that carry Zika are day-biters, and everyone will need to be more vigilant now especially as we head into mosquito season.