Zika case sparks questions about sexual transmission

February 4, 2016 4:25 PM

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Zika case sparks questions about sexual transmission

NEW YORK -- A sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Texas has scientists scrambling to understand how much of a risk infection through sex is for the usually mosquito-spread illness.

"Mosquitoes would be the great river of transmission, while sexual transmission is going to be akin to a mountain stream," said Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University.

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