While Zika Spreads In The U.S., Congress Goes On Vacation

Published: Jul 26, 2016

New cases of Zika in the U.S. are cause for concern, as they spread by routes not before seen. In Utah, an elderly man died with Zika, and a family member apparently contracted the infection from him. The CDC noted that the father’s blood carried extraordinarily high levels of virus—“more than 100,000 times higher than seen in other samples of infected people”—likely contributing to this first known case of person-to-person transmission of Zika.

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