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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Texas Zika case raises concerns that virus can be transmitted sexually

A case of the Zika virus being transmitted between sexual partners reported on Tuesday in Texas has raised new concerns about the transmission of the disease, which is typically spread by mosquitoes and can cause birth defects.
The patient, whose gender has not been released, was the first person confirmed to have been infected with the virus in the US.
Cases of Zika being spread by sexual contact have only rarely been reported, and health authorities had previously treated the idea that sexual transmission was possible as theory rather than documented science.
 
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Tuesday that the patient had contacted the virus after having sexual contact with someone who had travelled to a country where Zika is present.

The Dallas County health department said the sexual partner had travelled to Venezuela, but that the patient had not left the country, and had been infected in Texas.
"Dallas County Health and Human Services has received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the first Zika virus case acquired through sexual transmission in Dallas County in 2016," the department said a statement.
Zachary Thompson, the health department's director, said the case proved that Zika could be transmitted sexually.
“Now that we know Zika virus can be transmitted through sex, this increases our awareness campaign in educating the public about protecting themselves and others,” he said. “Next to abstinence, condoms are the best prevention method against any sexually-transmitted infections.”
A total of 31 people in the US are believed to have been diagnosed with Zika in the US in the past 12 months, but all of those cases originated in Central and South America, where the virus is more prevalent.
 
Symptoms are typically mild in adults, but babies whose mothers have contacted the disease can be born with smaller heads and brains.
Brazil has been the country worst-affected by Zika, though the virus has been reported in more than 20 countries.



Source: The Telegraph

68 comments:

anita gold said...

Hmm!

anita gold said...

Hmm!

tosisochukwu said...

Next please





































































































































































!brightosman aka fake phyno .#gerarahere

SENSATIONAL PURITY said...

Noted.

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

its moving into North America oh.

Ngene Olivia said...

Hmmmmmmm














#It WiLL oNLy gEt beTTer
#iT MuSt eNd IN pRAisE


Juliet Iwuno said...

God help us all. End time! Linda take note!

Adejoke fasasi said...

Different disease here and there.
Lord have mercy.


#Hajia Mufliat

uthman saheed said...

END'S TIME VIRUS

God! Why all these vira no de get good names self? Ebola virus, Lassa virus, Zika virus

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NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Biko it shld not get here o, our hands r full already


...merited happiness

2Face said...

Baba done talk ham say new sexual disease will come up....








Finally

Peace nwadire said...

Omg!my family is preserved in Jesus name,That's what pastor adeboye warns us against. Baby and daddy mamas take note

osondu arinze said...

Seriously Uwa nacho ikpu ooo. #still that Imo boy

Adebayo Charles said...

Noted

osondu arinze said...

Uwa nacho ikpu oooo. #still that Imo boy

freeborn zinalima said...

Hey in that case it will wipe yorubas ladies cause the love sex pass sex pass there body.

















#sad indeed

Bibian Obunse said...

Hmmmmmm...these are the last days...

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Hmmmm

acid man(linda's husband) said...

Ghen ghen

Anthony Sylvanus said...

Noted

michael George (the Fulani Prince) said...

Hmm God keep us safe from this evil attacks on the world. In form of diseases

Bonita Bislam said...

Choiiiiiiiiiiii pls oh, that disease must have a cure asap.Alotta prospective mothers on the planet

Mayah Jennifer said...

na wo oh

Anonymous said...

I remember one of those prophecies given said there would b a new sexually transmitted disease. Oh well !!!!

danex said...

all this diseases coming out now, whr have they been hiding?

Mimi said...

Linda please o!! Tell them there is Lasa fever in Nigeria that they should not come and add zika to it o! Mosquito plenty 4 Nigeria o. Let's deal wit lasa fever b4 them bring zika o! And plz POST MY COMMENT!!! Tanks ma

linda's bestie said...

Lord have mercy.could dis be daddy GO's prophecy concerning another STD worst than HIV/AIDS?it's well

Mimi said...

Post my comment

edwin oyibo said...

When bros Ebola was in africa,amenrica warn their citizen not to travel to africa,now that anty Zika is in america what should africa now do?

Yeye people
Ok sha
Continue

Jude Akinwole said...

God help us! Éyin àlàgbere, una dey hear?! #Lol

Charles Okafor said...

Choi... Nawa oo.













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chioma jacinta said...

* it's well*

shuga diva said...

God pls save us from this virus

jessica freda said...

MAY GOD PROTECT US FROM THESE VIRUS.

VIVACIOUS TRACY said...

God pls help us oooo

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

The Book of Revelation things! It's real.

Amycool Cyril said...

We hear new stories everyday, this is getting out of hand, God please help ur people....oooo

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

The virus shall not know us

PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

Anyone still engaging in casual sex in this our time is courting serious trouble

kene2chukwu said...

Zika abeg don't enter Africa because we have Lassa fever and Ebola already....

JAYZSBOSS said...

Wow! This is serious.. One of daddyGo's prophecy coming true?

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

Virus virus everywhere...










~Make I go drink one bottle of beer~

Maureen Mordi said...

Zika again hmmmmm na wah oh

EMMANUEL said...

i was here first..........

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hmmmmmmm Lord help us!

golda awosika said...

Im nt surprised, dia wia prophesies but God has taken control.




#*karlishah*

salsa said...

Nigerian men una hear.your taste for variety and no protection.the women are not left out too we seem not to use our brains when sex is in play

Nnenne George said...

This is unbelievable.. Pastor Adeboye's prophesy coming to past..

Nnenne George said...

End time news!!

Evelynstan said...

Who get ear make e hear ooo

lilian said...

Exactly what Papa E.A Adeboye said. End Time is near!!!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm!Thru sex! See the cute baby!

EMMANUEL said...

i was here first ..............

Anonymous said...

And the prophecy Pastor Adeboye made about a new STD emerging in 2016 easily comes to mind.

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Seen

#FINEST

Elvis Chima said...

Make we no kuku dey f**k again na, y pleasure most times dey come with pain sef?


#aboki wey soji#

SHERIFAT OMOLOLA said...

end of time disease

reignz Nj said...

Ok, so a Lady steped out Naked in Public without her Pant? ( 18+ SEE HERE)

joseph imafidon said...

am sure this is the sexually transmitted disease daddy adeboye talked about...may God help us

joseph imafidon said...

am sure this is the sexually transmitted disease daddy adeboye talked about...may God help us

Sheliy said...

You are a big fool stop wasting space for readers and writers

Sheliy said...

You are a big fool stop wasting space for readers and writers

Anonymous said...

may we not see the one wey pass us IJN!

Lindawoju Ooo said...

may we not see the one wey pass us IJN!

Vivian Reginalds said...

Most viral infection can be transmitted sexually
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

udeh martha said...

end of time disease

Angel Makiz said...

seen....angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Ade Olasengbe said...

Ebola, Lassa, Zika viruses will depart from our land IJN