But infection during pregnancy can lead to severe brain-related birth defects in the baby. The Zika virus has spread to almost 50 countries, primarily in South America and the Caribbean. For months, there has been growing concern about the dangers of sexual transmission , but until now the virus has been thought to pass only from men to women or between two men .
It's the first reported case of female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus . Nationally, as of Wednesday, 1,306 Zika cases have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . He told health officials he had not traveled outside the United States recently, nor had he been bitten by a mosquito. The vast majority of Zika infections have occurred in Latin America, with Brazil the hot zone with an estimated 7,000 cases of microcephaly.
The CDC recommends pregnant women with partners who have traveled to or live in Zika-prone areas should use proper protection or not have sex while they are pregnant. "The objective of this study is to determine the frequency, duration, and pattern of Zika virus shedding in semen and urine of infected men", Kate Fowlie, a CDC spokeswoman, told FoxNews.com in an email.
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In fact, the previous 310 cases of Zika reported in NYC were contracted in other countries, according to the Department of Health , suggesting that this man is the first person reported to get infected here at home. Research into the exact risks posed by maternal Zika infection is ongoing, health officials said. The CDC is updating its recommendations to address sexual transmission of Zika for women, even though no cases of woman-to-woman transmission have been documented.
It came three days after Seoul and Washington said they were close to determining a location in South Korea for the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD , system to better deal with North Korean threats. The following year, a North Korean diplomat met with a USA official over a nuclear test. South Korea's President Park Geun-hye said Monday she agreed on the US missile deployment because North Korea has openly threatened to launch nuclear and missile attacks on South Korea.