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Lexington Zika Patient Did Not Contract Virus In Kentucky

Lexington Zika Patient Did Not Contract Virus In Kentucky

To address this concern, the Kansas State researchers studied Culex species mosquitoes from across the United States, including regions in Florida near Miami-Dade County where the Zika virus is spreading. While nearly all of the cases caused by local mosquito bites have occurred in Miami-Dade County, the Florida Department of Health said it was investigating the new case involving the Palm Beach County resident to determine where exposure occurred.

Zika, which emerged past year in South America, is particularly unsafe to pregnant women because it can cause severe birth defects.

"It enables people to target their control strategies so that they aren't wasting time and effort on a mosquito that isn't transmitting Zika virus". The person had traveled from an area where the virus is circulating and developed symptoms while visiting Lexington. The virus can also be transmitted through sex, from either a male or female partner who has been infected, and a few cases of apparent infection via blood transfusion have been reported.

Under the agreement, Buchanan said $933 million will go to the Department of Health and Human Services, including $394 million to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for mosquito control and surveillance.

Singapore has recorded 393 cases since diagnosing its first in August.

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Previous studies have shown that Zika can persist in a woman's vaginal mucus 11 days after infection, and the virus can linger up to six months after infection in semen. Of the five who contracted Zika, four are women and one is a man, KCOY reports.

Aedes aegypti, the vector for the dengue and Zika viruses. Another woman, who is 36 weeks pregnant, has a fetus with an abnormally small head detected on ultrasound.

Of the four mothers, two were diagnosed with Zika when they were pregnant but the infection had not been confirmed in the other two, said Apichai Mongkol, director-general of the ministry's medical sciences department.

Pregnant women can contact their local county health departments for Zika risk assessment and testing hours and information.

Also as of September 22, the DPH reported 92 non-travel cases, 90 pregnant women and 10 non-resident, out-of-state cases in Florida.

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