FEMALE-TO-MALE TRANSMISSION OF ZIKA TAKES PLACE IN NEW YORK
Until this point, it was thought that the notorious Zika virus could only be transferred from a male to a female, or between males. However, a recent case in NYC has proved otherwise. An unnamed non-pregnant 20 year old woman recently returning from a place where Zika is rampant had unprotected sex with a male partner. The next day, she began to show the symptoms of Zika, confirmed by her primary health provider taking blood and urine samples to confirm. Seven days later, the male partner showed up exhibiting the same symptoms. After some tests were run, they found the urine test came back positive, while the blood serum was not. There is even more evidence to support the theory that female to male transmission is possible, as a Guadeloupean woman fell ill with the virus, and while there was no trace of it in her blood and urine, her cervical mucus displayed Zika.