The partner fell ill with the common symptoms of the virus, according to health officials. The pair had tested positive for the virus. If you or your partner has traveled to an area affected by the Zika virus, make sure to get tested. "The department notified mosquito control, and appropriate mosquito reduction activities are taking place", the Department of Health said. Officials said there is no evidence of transmission through mosquitoes taking place anywhere else in Florida.
Mosquitoes are the main cause of Zika infection in people.
A new study with monkeys suggests that Zika doesn't appear to be transmitted through saliva. The only confirmed local cases all were associated with exposure to Zika a year ago, CBS/AP reported.More news: UCF placekicker gives up eligibility for YouTube videos
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The top two countries of Zika virus exposure reported by the Department of Health for Zika travel-associated Zika are the Dominican Republic (39% of cases January-July 21, 2017 and 43% of cases in 2016) and Jamaica (8% and 11%).
Saliva just doesn't provide a good environment for the Zika virus, the researchers said. The virus is especially risky for pregnant women and can result in a number of birth defects including preterm labor, abnormal brain growth, among others. The Florida Health Department says Zika can remain in semen for extended periods of time.
There were even several cases of residents in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami acquiring Zika from local mosquitoes. The case is classified as travel related. This case study highlights the importance of using condoms during sexual intercourse after visiting a Zika-infected area in addition to using mosquito repellents and barriers.