Health officials in France are reporting the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus infection in a Paris-area woman who is not pregnant, according to a AFP report.
France Heath Minister, Marisol Touraine said the woman was infected with the virus when her partner returned from Brazil. “She showed classic signs of the disease,” health officials said. “She was not hospitalized and is doing well.”
According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), 177 imported cases have been reported in 15 EU/EEA countries as of Feb. 25: Austria (1), Czech Republic (2) Denmark (1), Finland (2), France (66), Germany (20), Ireland (3), Italy (6), Malta (1), Netherlands (30), Portugal (7), Spain (27), Sweden (2), Slovenia (1) and the UK (8). Ten of the imported cases are pregnant women.
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