14 new reports of possible sexually transmitted Zika virus — CDC

There have been no reports of women transmitting Zika to male sex partners. The specter of so many cases - all in the continental United States - brings fresh complexity to the medical mystery of Zika. "We need to develop better and faster ways to ... More..

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by | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Two Texas Hospitals Create First Rapid Detection Test for Zika Virus

The public health body made the revelation as it published new guidance on sexual transmission of the virus. The two hospitals, which began collaborating on this project just a few weeks ago, say that until t...More..

Zika Sexual Transmission in US Prompts Health Warning
by | Friday, February 19, 2016

Zika Sexual Transmission in US Prompts Health Warning

It is now recommending that all pregnant women, even those without symptoms of the Zika virus, should be tested after returning from affected areas. Doctors should talk to women of childbearing age about stra...More..

by | Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Pregnant Spanish woman diagnosed with Zika virus in Europe's first case

The other is for men who live in or have traveled to Zika-affected regions to consistently and correctly use condoms during sex with a pregnant partner. So far, there have been no reports of sexual transmissi...More..

by | Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Florida declares public health emergency over Zika virus

Men with a pregnant partner who live in or have traveled to an area of active Zika transmission and their partner should consistently and correctly use condoms during sex or abstain for the duration of the preg...More..

by | Tuesday, February 16, 2016

More Pregnant Women Should be Tested for Zika — CDC

The case seemed to confirm two earlier scientific reports suggesting sexual transmission of Zika is possible although considered rare. The virus is active in the bloodstream for about a week. The agency advis...More..