Doctors Maryland registered the first case of zika virus transmission through sexual contact from an infected person, who had no symptoms of the fever. It follows from the message published on the official website of the Centers for control and prevention of diseases of the United States.
According to the document, in June a resident of Maryland during sexual intercourse with a man, who returned from the Dominican Republic contracted the virus, Zeke. During the trip the man was infected, but no symptoms typical of virus infection Zeke, he had neither before nor after returning to the United States.”
This is the first such case, which is officially registered physicians. Was previously information about transmission of the virus sexually Zeke only from persons who have had symptoms of infection.
Originally scientists claimed that the virus zika, which is only carried by mosquitoes of a certain type. Later, the US physicians registered the first case of transmission of the fever sexually. Also in Brazil have found samples of the virus in saliva and urine.
The zika virus is dangerous for pregnant women because infection can cause microcephaly in the fetus. In June, after conducting extensive research, the who concluded that the virus Zinka makes fruit microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome.