First sexually transmitted Zika virus case confirmed in Chile

ZikaThe Chilean health ministry has confirmed the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in the country, The virus is linked to thousands of suspected cases of birth defects in Brazil. The new case in Chile is that of a 46-year-old woman whose partner was infected while in Haiti. Chile, where the mosquitoes that transmit the virus are not found, has confirmed 10 cases of Zika involving people infected outside the country. The ministry warned against unprotected sex among people at risk as the majority of the infections caused by the Zika virus are symptom less.

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