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Sex not ruled out in Zika of Miami-area woman

Posted at 4:39 PM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 18:00:10-04

MIAMI (AP) --  A Florida Health department spokeswoman now says it's premature to conclude whether or not the Zika infection of a Miami-area woman is related to sex or travel.

Spokeswoman Mara Gambineri says her emailed statement earlier Thursday was incorrect. She says she was wrong and that she should have written that ""sexual transmission related to travel has not been ruled out."

She says not all the blood and urine tests from the people around the infected patient have come back yet, and they can't definitively say that nobody involved traveled outside the United States recently.

Late Thursday the Florida Department of Health announced that it is conducting an epidemiological investigation into a possible non-travel related case of Zika virus in Broward County.  

The department says it is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Mosquitoes tested as part of this investigation have so far tested negative for Zika, as of results that came back Thursday.
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This item has been corrected; The health spokeswoman now says her earlier statement was incorrect, and that she should have written that "sexual transmission related to travel has not been ruled out."

 

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