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According to FOX News,

Health officials said yesterday (February 2nd) that a sexually-transmitted case of the Zika virus has been reported in Texas, the first case of the illness being transmitted in the U.S., instead of showing up in someone who was infected while traveling outside the country. The unidentified person had sex with someone who’d returned from Venezuela and gotten sick with Zika, according to Dallas County health officials. There have been rare reports of the Zika virus, which is a mosquito-borne disease, being transmitted through sex. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it will issue guidance in the next few days on preventing sexual transmission, focusing on the male sexual partners of pregnant women, since the disease has been linked to birth defects. The CDC has already recommended that pregnant women postpone trips to countries with Zika outbreaks, which are mostly in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Man this thing is getting serious real fast.

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