Tuesday 27 September 2016

First Zika-related death in continental US

Published 08/07/2016 | 21:41

The first Zika-related death has been recorded in the continental United States (AP)
The first Zika-related death has been recorded in the continental United States (AP)

A person infected with Zika in Utah has died in what marks the first death related to the virus in the continental US.

  • Go To

Authorities said the unidentified Salt Lake County resident travelled abroad to an area with a Zika outbreak.

The Salt Lake County Health Department said the elderly person who died in late June also had another health condition.

The virus causes only a mild illness, at worst, in most people, but infection during pregnancy can lead to severe birth defects. It is spread mainly through the bite of a tropical mosquito.

Press Association

Read More

Promoted articles

Editors Choice

Also in World News