France says detects 1st sexually transmitted Zika case

France has detected its 1st sexually transmitted case of Zika in an exceedingly girl whose partner had traveled to Brazil, the epicenter of a pandemic of the virus, a senior health official aforementioned on Saturday.

U.S. officers aforementioned earlier on they were work fourteen reports of the mosquito-borne sickness which will are transmitted through sex, as well as to many pregnant ladies.

Francois Bourdillon, head of France’s Institute for Public Health police investigation (IVS), aforementioned the infected girl was the country’s “first confirmed native case of transmission”.

“This was a girl WHO had ne’er traveled. Her partner had return from Brazil, therefore she was tested,” Bourdillon aforementioned in Associate in Nursing interview broadcast on BFM TV, adding that each patients were doing well.

Marie-Claire Paty, WHO helps monitor diseases transmitted by insects for the IVS, told Reuters this epidemic appeared to make sure sexual transmission, that was known as a break throughout Associate in Nursing earlier happening in archipelago in 2013-14, once the virus was isolated in spermatozoan.

Brazil has declared a public health emergency over Zika, which can be joined to thousands of cases of the microcephalus defect that’s marked by undersize heads and underdeveloped brains.

There is no cure or treatment for the virus, that is sometimes transmitted by mosquitoes and has unfold to quite thirty countries. Reuters.