The virus is currently linked to the bite of mosquitoes of the Aedes genus, which is why it will be disturbing if it is confirmed that it is also an STD.
Dallas County Health and Human Services said it received confirmation of the case in Dallas from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They stated that the infected person had not traveled to South America or any country where the virus is active.
The Texas Department of State Health Services was slightly more cautious in its assessment, saying in a statement, "Case details are being evaluated, but the possibility of sexual transmission from an infected person to a non-infected person is likely in this case."
More investigations are being carried out to confirm this alarming hypothesis. Which is based on the medical case in which the virus was detected in the semen.