On February 10, 2019, the Spanish newspaper El País reported that a woman in southern Spain had contracted the Zika virus after having sex with a male relative.
The paper reported that the woman tested positive for the virus on March 15.
Although the woman was initially hospitalized, she recovered.
The woman’s partner and her son have since tested positive, as well.
El Paí reported that after the initial diagnosis, the woman had gone on to contract the virus herself.
The newspaper noted that the Spanish health ministry had issued an advisory to health workers in the region advising them to not have sex with people who have been infected.
A total of 8,965 people have contracted the virus in Spain so far, according to the country’s health ministry.
The country’s Health Ministry did not provide details about the woman’s case.
However, in February, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that an outbreak in Spain was likely due to the Zika strain.
WHO officials also warned that the virus could spread between people if they had sex with someone who had previously tested positive.
As of March 10, the country had reported 8,717 cases of the Zika outbreak.
In addition to the reported cases, there have also been 4,932 deaths and 4,092 cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome.