WHO: Sexual transmission of Zika more common


Sexual transmission of the Zika virus appears to be more common than previously thought, according to the World Health Organization.

The global health body convened a team of experts to examine the virus, which has spread to more than 50 countries and territories around the world. The WHO noted that since Zika was declared an emergency last month, more information on its link with birth defects and a neurological disorder has emerged.

So has information on the sexual transmission of the virus. The virus is primarily transmitted through a mosquito bite, but the uptick in sexually transmitted cases has the WHO worried.

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