Exclusive: CDC offical tells the BBC Dallas Zika case was sexually transmitted
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CDC says Zika case in Texas was sexually transmitted

CDC Deputy Principal Director Doctor Anne Schuchat has told the BBC's Katty Kay that a patient infected with Zika in Dallas, Texas, is likely to have been infected by sexual contact, not a mosquito.

Speaking exclusively on BBC World News America, Dr Schuchat said "The evidence that we have right now points to that, there is no evidence of a mosquito problem in the area," she says. "We do believe it was spread through a sexual contact."

The person had not travelled to infected areas but their partner had returned from Venezuela.

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