UK has 'first sexually transmitted Zika'
The first likely case of sexual transmission of the Zika virus in the UK has been reported by the authorities.
The woman has made a full recovery, and it is thought she had been infected by her partner, who had recently visited a Zika-hit country.
Mostly spread by mosquitoes, Zika can linger in semen for months.
Cases of sexual spread have been reported in other countries and experts said the UK case was "not unexpected".
An update by Public Health England said there had been 265 cases of Zika in the UK with one "likely" spread through sex.
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