Zika spread 'through sex' in Texas
TEXAS reported on Tuesday a case of the Zika virus being transmitted through sex and not by its primary means of spreading - mosquito bites.
The Dallas County Department of health said the person was infected through sexual contact with someone who had travelled to Venezuela.
The person infected did not travel to the South American country.
The United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed it was the first US Zika case of someone who had not travelled abroad. But it has not investigated how the virus was transmitted.
In Latin America, which has a Zika outbreak, there is an apparent link between pregnant women infected with the Zika virus and babies born with abnormally small heads.
AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, REUTERS