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Spain records first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus

  • Spain records first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus

  • MADRID: Spain has recorded its first known instance of the Zika infection being sexually transmitted, after a lady contracted it from her accomplice after he came back from a Latin American nation, wellbeing commanding voices in Madrid said on Friday.

    The mosquito-borne Zika infection has been connected to a large number of instances of the microcephaly birth imperfection in nations, for example, Brazil, which has pronounced a general wellbeing crisis over the illness. The birth imperfection is set apart by infants conceived with cerebrum variations from the norm and undersized heads.

    The lady’s accomplice had been determined to have Zika not long after coming back from an unspecified nation in Latin America in either late April or early May, a representative for Madrid’s wellbeing powers said.

    The lady, who is from Madrid, presumably contracted it soon after he gave back, the representative said. Spanish media reported that the lady is not pregnant.

    Prior to the declaration of the new case, Spain had 158 known instances of Zika contaminations last time anyone checked, all of which came about because of voyaging abroad.