U.S. health officials confirmed Friday that a Utah resident's death late last month was the first Zika-related death in the continental United States.
The Salt Lake County health department said the elderly person had an underlying health condition. The individual, who had traveled to a Zika-affected region this year, tested positive for the virus, the department said in a statement. The exact cause of death has not been determined, however.
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