Florida Confirms Sexually Transmitted Zika Case

The virus lingers in the blood stream and saliva for up to two weeks after infection and remains in fluids like semen for months. But NIH scientists confirm a kiss is not dangerous

The first case of mosquito transmission of the Zika virus within the United States was reported in Hildago County, Texas, along the Mexican border on July 26 by state officials.

The individual affected had not travelled recently, but that person's partner had recently visited Cuba and was ill with symptoms consistent with Zika.

Kalamazoo County is keeping an eye out for mosquitoes known to carry the Zika virus until the end of summer.

Despite that, health officials have notified mosquito control and say they are conducting "mosquito reduction activities".

The number of Zika cases reported in Florida so far in 2017 is now 118.

White House Calling for Tax Reform Consideration as Soon as October
One proposal would require companies with at least 500 workers to offer coverage, up from the Obama law's cutoff of 50 workers. Yet even the White House's focus turned Monday to a new horizon: revamping the tax code.

Sony Records $1.43 Billion In Profit From April To June 2017
In light of the current forecast, the company expects to ship 18 million PlayStation 4 systems by the end of its new fiscal year. Quarterly operating profit easily topped a consensus estimate of 133 billion yen.

Baby boy dies after being left in a hot auto
That came just one day after 7-month-old Zane Endress also died after after being left in a auto , the Arizona Republic reports . No arrests have been made in that case either, though police are investigating both. "Everyone is cooperative", Fortune said.

"There is no evidence of ongoing transmission of Zika by mosquitoes in any area of Florida", said the Florida Department of Health.

The top two countries of Zika virus exposure reported by the Department of Health for Zika travel-associated Zika are the Dominican Republic (39% of cases January-July 21, 2017 and 43% of cases in 2016) and Jamaica (8% and 11%).

A recent change by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is no longer recommending routine testing for pregnant women without any Zika symptoms, but who may have been put at risk.

In late 2015, the Caribbean confirmed its first case of the Zika virus, followed by a dramatic increase in 2016.

The Florida Department of Health made the announcement Tuesday. The case is classified as travel related. It is also important to reduce the chance of sexual transmission by using condoms. People are reminded of the importance of being vigilant during travel in areas known to have the Zika virus and on their return home to prevent infection with the Zika virus.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump, GOP senators to unveil revised bill cutting legal immigration
Aug 03, 2017 - 01:03
As Trump's rival party flounders, Trump is doubling down on sealing the the emotional investment of folks who voted him to power. New immigrants would also be prevented from collecting welfare, an issue Trump had spoken to in recent months .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bitcoin Split 2017: What Is Bitcoin Cash?
Aug 02, 2017 - 00:52
Now the price is down 8 percent to a low of $2700 as people sit and wait for the fork's outcome to commence. How are you watching today's events? Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'The Bachelorette' recap: The Men Tell All, and call out Lee
Aug 02, 2017 - 00:52
Either way, we're back in LA for Rachel's reunion with some of her season's suitors and Chris Harrison's newest haircut. Recently, it appears that Unglert has been throwing some shade Rachel Lindsay's way, as have friends of his ...

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Election electronic server is secure, says IEBC
Aug 02, 2017 - 00:51
Msando was found dead a day after police killed an intruder at Deputy President William Ruto's home after an 18-hour siege. Mass violence erupted leaving more than 1,000 people dead following Kenya's 2007 disputed presidential election .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russian Federation vows further retaliation if U.S. advances sanctions
Aug 02, 2017 - 00:51
The statements by Putin come as President Trump is presented with a bill that received overwhelming bipartisan support in the U.S. While there's no official word on the number of U.S. diplomats who are in Russian Federation today, one official at Moscow's U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Georgian opposition leaders meet with Mike Pence
Aug 02, 2017 - 00:49
Earlier, he met the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for talks on security and regional issues. Vice President Mike Pence addresses US and Georgian troops, who will participate in military exercises.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Microsoft removes Windows phone keyboard for iPhones
Aug 01, 2017 - 22:59
Those are impressive results for an app that launched initially on Android in 2010 and arrived on iOS less than two years ago. Word Flow featured many interesting concepts, including an arc layout, which allowed you to type with one hand.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Red Sox acquire Addison Reed
Aug 01, 2017 - 22:59
After days of rumors, the New York Mets executed a deal for reliever, Addison Reed with the Boston Red Sox pending physicals. He projects as a middle reliever and the hope is that he can be major league ready at some point this season.

Mosque Blast in Afghanistan Kills 20 People
Aug 01, 2017 - 22:59
Areas dominated by Shia Muslims in Afghanistan have been hit by attacks repeatedly in the past year, by both IS and the Taliban. The source further added at least 25 have been killed and around 30 others have been wounded in the attack.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Discovery buys Scripps Networks for United States dollars 14.6 billion
Aug 01, 2017 - 22:58
Discovery will also acquire Scripps' long-term debt of $2.7 billion, bringing the total price of the merger to $14.6 billion. TheStreet upgraded Discovery Communications from a "c+" rating to a "b-" rating in a report on Monday, April 10th.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lawyer: New Mexico Man Serving De Facto Life Without Parole
Aug 01, 2017 - 22:57
The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth says more than 100 former teen offenders are immediately affected. Supreme Court ruling didn't address the consequences of multiple sentences.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Top LeT commander Abu Dujana killed in an encounter in Pulwama
Aug 01, 2017 - 22:56
Dujana had on earlier occasions escaped from the clutches of security forces who had been after him for quite a while. GOC Chinar Corps J S Sandhu said the operation began only after all trapped civilians were safely evacuated.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Final Fantasy XV version 1.13 update now available
Aug 01, 2017 - 22:56
Square Enix has been adding features to Final Fantasy XV since its release , and they seem to have no intention of stopping. Another important thing related to Magitek Exosuit that players need to know is that it does not work in Timed Questions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Saddened by breakdown of RJD-JDU alliance: Sharad Yadav
Aug 01, 2017 - 22:55
Critics of Sharad Yadav had attributed his silence on the alliance with the BJP to angling for a cabinet berth at the Centre. Nitish said, "I kept tolerating everything, including Lalu Yadav, to ensure that Mahagathbandhan remained intact".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NYPD Calls Unreasonable Use Of Force 'Irresponsible' After Trump's Speech
Jul 31, 2017 - 01:09
The president's comments are disgraceful and anathema to responsible policing and the Rule of Law. It said the department "has strict rules & procedures relating to the handling of prisoners".