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First case of Zika virus spread through sexual contact is detected in UK

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 01 December 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6500
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

The United Kingdom’s first case of Zika virus transmission through sexual contact has been detected, Public Health England has confirmed.

The case concerns a woman, who has since made a full recovery, infected by her partner, who had been on holiday in an area where the virus was active.

As of 30 November some 265 cases of the Zika virus have been diagnosed in the UK since 2015, …

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