Zika virus can be transmitted beyond sexso, there was a theory, it is now a certainty: the US authorities report that the dangerous virus Zika has not been transmitted by a mosquito, but unprotected sex.
A health technician analyzing a blood sample of a patient asks for a mosquito to the National Institute of Health in Lima
This is possible, the health authorities were already aware. Now, the case took place: In Texas Zika their first infection was reported by unprotected sex.
A day after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the result of a gradual spread of global health emergency Zika virus, there is a new piece of bad news: the US authorities indicate that the first was conducted by infection unprotected sex.
The patient or patient infected during sex with someone who has or has been severely affected by a virus in the country, the Food and Drug Administration in Dallas, Texas, said Tuesday. “We now know that Zika virus can be transmitted over sex,” said Zachary Thompson, director of the Health Division in Texas. The country or the sex of the person, not the name.
The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes causing infection of pregnant women suspected neonatal brain malformations. However, the disease is generally benign and dissolves in most cases, only fever or rash. Experts have assumed until now that Zika can also be transmitted through unprotected sex. There are no documented cases still, but.
female crews are not in Brazil
The virus spread by mosquitoes brought the present, particularly in Brazil and Honduras. The Swiss subsidiary Lufthansa has now released all female members of their crews to reject more flights to Sao Paulo. In a statement, the company presentation, all female drivers and crew members should discuss plans for a youth flight to Brazil with her gynecologist.
Ticket sales for the Olympic Games, held in August, meanwhile, are not affected. Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games 74 percent of all tickets have been sold to date.
The number of Zika diseases significantly reduced the Olympic Winter local time in Rio. In July and August, the weather in Rio de Janeiro, cool and dry, which influenced the spread, said the chief doctor of the Olympic Games, Joao Grangeiro at a press conference.