Utah Zika Case Raising New Questions About How Virus Spreads

July 19, 2016 10:22 PM

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The case of a Utah man who contracted the Zika virus after caring for his infected father raised new questions for health experts who said Tuesday that the investigation could guide new research into the way the disease spreads.

The inquiry into the two infections could shed light on the medical mystery surrounding a virus that's still stumping doctors. Zika is typically transmitted through the bite of a tropical mosquito that is not usually present in cold, mountainous Utah and also has been transmitted sexually.

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