Ohio reports first case of Zika aquired through sexual transmission

Posted at 1:50 PM, Jun 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 13:50:37-04

The State of Ohio has reported its first case of Zika acquired through sexual transmission.

The virus was found in a 61-year-old Lucas County woman.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, the woman's husband traveled to a country with active Zika transmission and tested positive for the virus, making him the 15th travel-associated case in the state.

There are 755 travel-associated Zika virus cases in the country and another 12 Zika cases acquired through sexual transmission, according to the CDC.