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Medical Officials in St Lucia have accepted the diagnosis of international experts who have classed the Zika virus as a sexually transmitted disease.

This comes following confirmation from the Centres for disease control which has determined that the Zika virus can be found in bodily fluids including semen and breast milk.

Medical officer in the Ministry of health Dr Sharon Belmar George indicates that despite the possibility for sexual transmission, the main mode of infection remains through the bite of the aides Egypti mosquito.

The Aides Egypti Mosquito is also responsible for the spread of the dengue and chikungunya virus 
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