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    CDC: Texas Zika Case Transmitted Sexually

    It’s here. The first case of the Zika virus being transmitted within the U.S. has been confirmed. The Dallas County Department of Health says the disease was sexually transmitted, rather than borne by mosquitoes, though CDC Director Tom Frieden says that’s not surprising: The patient, who remains unidentified, had sex with someone who’d recently visited Venezuela. The CDC recommends avoiding unprotected sexual contact with anyone who’s traveled to outbreak areas like Mexico or the Caribbean, while health officials try to get a handle on what’s been declared a global emergency.

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