INTERNATIONAL: First case of Zika infection after sex between gay men reported in US

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INTERNATIONAL: First case of Zika infection after sex between gay men reported in US

afp-afa97b7281dfeaed6eb74e18290c2dc6407b157eI24NEWS – Earlier this week, the CDC said there is no longer any doubt that Zika can cause birth defects

US health authorities on Thursday described the first known case of Zika being transmitted during sex between gay men, suggesting yet another route for infection with the mosquito-borne virus.

The case involved a man who traveled to Venezuela and infected his male partner — who had not traveled — upon his return to Texas in January.

The couple had been monogamous for more than 10 years, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Both men experienced a fever, an itchy rash on their upper bodies and the eye infection conjunctivitis, but no lasting complications.

At least five other cases of sexual transmission of Zika have been described in scientific literature, but those have involved males infecting females.

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  1. Is the Zika virus a genetically modified virus which was designed to be transmitted via sexual contact and mosquito bites?
    What will happen to the human race if the Ebola and HIV/AIDS viruses mutate to allow transmission through mosquito bites?

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