Male-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — Texas, January 2016

April 16, 2016 at 9:44 am

MMWR Weekly April 15, 2016 V.65 N.14 P.372–4

Trew Deckard, PA-C; Wendy M. Chung, MD; John T. Brooks, MD; et al

1Medical office of Steven M. Pounders, MD, Dallas, Texas; 2Acute Communicable Disease Epidemiology Division, Dallas County Health and Human Services, Texas; 3Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Hepatitis, TB and STD Prevention, CDC; 4Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC, Ft. Collins, Colorado; 5Epidemic Intelligence Service, CDC.

Zika virus infection has been linked to increased risk for Guillain-Barré syndrome and adverse fetal outcomes, including congenital microcephaly. In January 2016, after notification from a local health care provider, an investigation by Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) identified a case of sexual transmission of Zika virus between a man with recent travel to an area of active Zika virus transmission (patient A) and his nontraveling male partner (patient B). At this time, there had been one prior case report of sexual transmission of Zika virus (1). The present case report indicates Zika virus can be transmitted through anal sex, as well as vaginal sex. Identification and investigation of cases of sexual transmission of Zika virus in nonendemic areas present valuable opportunities to inform recommendations to prevent sexual transmission of Zika virus.



Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, FIEBRE en el POST-VIAJE, FIEBRE y RASH, Infecciones de transmision sexual, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones en embarzadas, Infecciones virales, Metodos diagnosticos, Sepsis, Update, Zoonosis.

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