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Semen tests were done during an investigation into a British man's infection with Zika virus after visiting the Cook Islands in 2014.
Also today, two new microcephaly studies documented Zika virus in fetal tissue, strengthening a possible link between the two conditions.
The panel's concern was fueled by the threat of an airborne virus spread more easily than Ebola.
The CDC said it has also received recent reports of severe flu infections linked to 2009 H1N1 in young- and middle-aged adults.
The administration's request covers both domestic and international actions, with CDC's EOC at a level to speed up and coordinate the response.
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