New York City reports first known instance of female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus

July 15, 2016 2:58 PM

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New York City reports first known instance of female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus

Every week, doctors find out something new about the Zika virus, which has spread across 48 countries since 2015 and is poised to cross into the southeastern United States this summer.

On Friday morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that doctors in New York City have documented the first known instance in which the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects and neurological damage, was spread from a woman to her male partner during sexual intercour...

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