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Gay Man Transmits Zika Virus Sexually To His Partner

CDC Reports First Zika Infection Between Gay Couple

The Centers For Disease Control confirmed a sexually transmitted case of the Zika virus was discovered in Dallas between two men. One man traveled to Venezuela, then came home and was intimate with his partner, according to the CDC.

It’s the first report of infection between a gay couple.

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.

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Multiple cases of the Zika virus have  been reported in the DFW region. The insects that could carry the virus are here and, by May or June, many more are expected to be around. Local health officials are warning everyone to be vigilant and take preventative steps now.

 

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Laura Smith
Laura Smith is the Editorial Director for About News and Queer Texas News. She is an award winning journalist, and proudly calls Willis, Texas her home.