Spanish Man Contracts Dengue Fever Through Sex in First Known Case

See, when you’re not having sex, you can avoid situations such as this one.

(Link): Spanish Man Contracts Dengue Fever Through Sex in First Known Case

November 2019

A man in Spain has caught dengue fever through sex in what is believed to be a world-first.

The 41-year-old developed the tropical fever, which is almost always spread by mosquitoes, despite not going anywhere the virus is found.

But his male partner had picked up the virus during a trip to Cuba and had suffered from the same symptoms just 10 days earlier.

Spanish authorities in Madrid confirmed the case today and said the disease was transmitted through the partner’s semen.

Dengue is a viral infection which is common in many parts of the world, most notably tropical regions like Asia, South America and the Caribbean.

It causes feverish symptoms such as a high temperature, headache and pain behind the eyes and in the muscles, and vomiting or nausea.

Symptoms tend to clear up on their own within a week or so but can be more serious for some patients.

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