Zika is now a sexually transmitted disease, says Dallas County Health and Human Services and the CDC. According to this story from the AP, Zika virus has been acquired by a Texas resident via sexual contact with an infected person.
But that's not all...
According to Dr. Amesh Adalja at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Zika virus may already have infected the emergency blood supply because blood donors are not screened for Zika.
We've also been told by the CDC that 80% of Zika carriers are symptomless, "silent" carriers, meaning they carry Zika but don't even know it. What happens when these people donate blood or engage in normal sexual activity with others?