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C.D.C. Issues Zika Advisory for Pregnant Women and Sex Partners
The New York Times

Pregnant women whose male sexual partners have spent time in a country with confirmed transmissions of the Zika virus should either abstain from sex or use condoms during intercourse for the duration of their pregnancy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced.

The recommendation on Wednesday came a day after public health officials in Dallas reported the first case in the United States of the  Zika virus being transmitted by sex. The disease, which is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, has been recorded in more than 24 countries, primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean.