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illegal migrant infects US woman with zika virus in florida


Florida health officials have confirmed first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in Florida.

Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong’s office announced Wednesday 2 new cases of Zika had been confirmed in Polk County. Officials say one case was travel-related and the other  was sexually transmitted.

World Health Organization now says sexual transmission of the virus is more common than previously thought.

Health officials urge men who have been to zika virus outbreak areas to abstain from unprotected sex.


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