03 Feb '16, 2pm

Texan resident contracts Zika virus through sexual activity

Texan resident contracts Zika virus through sexual activity

, the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department has reported that someone who had sex with an infected person, who recently visited Venezuela, has contracted the virus. Venezuela is one of the many countries where the Zika virus is spreading. While this may come as a shock, some scientists had already deduced this possibility based on a case from 2008, in which a researcher returned from Africa to Colorado and passed on the Zika virus to his wife – but not his four children. The only explanation was that the virus was contracted through sex. French scientists also discovered viable Zika virus in the semen of a man who had bounced back from the infection in 2013.

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