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Zika spread through sexual contact: Canadian officials

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Canadian health officials confirmed the Zika virus was transmitted through sexual contact from someone who traveled to a partner.

Zika is primarily spread to people through infected mosquitoes. The outbreak began in Brazil and spread.

Health officials in America believe Zika-carrying mosquitoes will spread the virus here this summer.

Zika causes birth defects in children when pregnant women are infected and can cause neurological problems in adults.

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