GA woman who got Zika from partner recovers

ATLANTA (AP) — State health officials say a woman confirmed as the state’s first sexually transmitted case of the Zika virus has recovered.

Georgia’s Department of Public Health announced Friday that the she got Zika from her male partner, who traveled to Brazil earlier this year. Officials say the man contracted the disease while traveling.

The man also recovered. The woman wasn’t pregnant and hadn’t traveled outside the U.S.

A man with Zika can pass it to a sexual partner before, during or after symptoms appear.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 11 sexually transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in the U.S.

The CDC has confirmed 591 total cases of Zika in the U.S., all associated with travel outside the country. The virus is primarily spread by infected mosquitoes.

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