WHO broadens Zika safe sex guidelines for travelers

Anyone traveling to an area where the Zika virus is active should either abstain or practice safe sex for 6 months after they return, the World Health Organization says.

Mosquito bites remain the primary means of Zika infection, but there’s a growing body of evidence showing men without symptoms may transmit the virus to their female partners.

Meanwhile, a bill in the Senate failed this afternoon that would have created more than $1 billion to fight the virus.

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