Likely sexual transmission of Zika virus from a man with no symptoms of infection — Maryland, 2016

September 19, 2016 at 8:08 am

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep September 2, 2016  V.65 N.34 P.915–916

Brooks RB et al

In June 2016, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) was notified of a nonpregnant woman who sought treatment for a subjective fever and an itchy rash, which was described as maculopapular by her provider. Laboratory testing at the Maryland DHMH Laboratories Administration confirmed Zika virus infection. Case investigation revealed that the woman had not traveled to a region with ongoing transmission of Zika virus, but did have sexual contact with a male partner who had recently traveled to the Dominican Republic. The male partner reported exposure to mosquitoes while traveling, but no symptoms consistent with Zika virus infection either before or after returning to the United States. The woman reported no other sex partners during the 14 days before onset of her symptoms and no receipt of blood products or organ transplants….

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Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, Infecciones de transmision sexual, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones en embarzadas, Infecciones virales, Medicina del viajero, Metodos diagnosticos, Update, Zoonosis. Tags: .

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