Study Examines Potential of Saliva in Transmitting Zika

Study Examines Potential of Saliva in Transmitting Zika

Study Examines Potential of Saliva in Transmitting Zika

Florida is reporting the state's first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus this year.

The person has not traveled recently, but the person's partner recently traveled to Cuba and later tested positive for Zika, officials said.

The public health aides will help the government's Zika virus response programme, aimed at ridding communities of mosquito breeding sites.

Health officials are asking everyone to take precautions if you or your partner have traveled to any location where Zika is active.

In response to this case, appropriate mosquito reduction activities have been initiated.

So far, in Alabama there has been no mosquito-transmission of Zika.

The name and sex of the person infected were not disclosed.

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There was no evidence that Zika transmission through mosquitoes took place anywhere in the state, according to the health department.

The State Surgeon General has activated a 24-hour Zika hotline in Florida to answer questions and concerns.

The researchers swabbed the tonsils of five monkeys with saliva and swabbed the tonsils of three monkeys with a concentrated high dose of Zika virus in solution.

The Florida Department of Health announced in a statement Tuesday that the case was reported in Pinellas County.

Officials warn people to check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's list of areas with Zika before they travel. Ninety of the cases are travel-related infections.

Florida has had 118 confirmed cases of Zika this year. This case study highlights the importance of using condoms during sexual intercourse after visiting a Zika-infected area in addition to using mosquito repellents and barriers.

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