The Zika virus have affected many, especially pregnant women traveling to other countries. While there have been many warnings and precautions, the first documented case of the Zika virus has taken place in New York through sexual contact. Hit the jump to find out more.

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The first case of female-to-male transmission of the Zika virus was documented in New York City. Previously, it was believed that the virus could only be transmitted from male to female or male to male. A report issued on Friday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene stated:

“This represents the first reported occurrence of female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus.”

Though 80% of those infected show no symptoms, the Zika virus affects pregnant women greatly affecting the unborn fetus causing a birth defect called microcephaly. This causes the baby to be born with abnormally small heads and brain damage.

So far on record, seven babies have been born with the Zika virus in the United States and five pregnancies have been lost. In the most recent Zika case, the young man infected claimed that he experience symptoms seven days after intercourse. He complained of a fever and joint pain.

and here’s a brief health history on Zika:

At the moment it’s unclear whether or not the disease was spread through vaginal fluids or blood, but pregnant women are encouraged to stay away from areas with mosquitoes. Women are also urged to have protected sex, especially with men whose been in areas with several mosquitoes.