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Sexual partners of case-patients were 2.2 times more likely to contract Zika than other contacts
The Florida study suggests a 'perfect storm' of conditions made Miami a favorable setting for Zika and that mosquito control helped reduce disease levels.
The cost study looked at different attack-rate ranges, putting the upper-end estimate at as much as $2 billion.
Also, the CDC estimates that 216 million visits are made to the US from Zika-hit nations.
The new guidance offers clinicians a longer period for testing for Zika virus during the acute illness phase.
In other developments, a transgenic mosquito project is in the works for Grand Cayman and Spain reported a travel-linked microcephaly case.
As cases of the mosquito-borne disease mount, the CDC urges pregnant women to skip going to the Summer Olympics in Brazil.
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