Utah Zika Case Stumps Researchers

Utah Zika Case Stumps Researchers

A caregiver wasn't exposed to Zika in a way that would transmit the virus, at least from what's currently known about Zika, LiveScience reports.

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July 22, 2016

In a puzzling case, a person in Utah became infected with the Zika virus, but health officials can't figure out how the person contracted it, Live Science reports.

The infected person was a caregiver for an elderly man who had Zika. But the case is mysterious: As far as health officials can tell, the caregiver wasn't exposed to Zika in a way that would transmit the virus, at least from what's currently known about Zika. So far, the only way Zika was thought to spread from person to person is through sexual contact, and the caregiver did not have sexual contact with anyone who had Zika.
 
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Source: LiveScience