Zika easily transmitted through sex says CDC

The Zika virus is more easily contracted through unprotected sex than originally believed, the CDC said Tuesday, citing 14 additional cases of the virus possibly being transmitted through sex.

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The virus has been spread throughout Latin and South America through mosquito bites. Now the CDC is examining 14 U.S. cases that may have involved sexual transmission. In three of those cases the infected were women whose only known risk factor was sexual contact with men who’d recently traveled to regions with active outbreaks. Several of the women were pregnant.

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CNN's chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, answered questions about the virus last week via a Facebook chat.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta met with the man who had the first documented case of Zika virus in the U.S. 8 years ago. Want the latest scoop on Zika and what we know? Dr. Gupta is live on Facebook to take your questions. CNN.com/Zika

Posted by CNN on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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