Zika Patient Dies in Utah; 1st Related Death in Continental U.S

July 8, 2016 5:35 PM

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The continental U.S. has had its first Zika-related death. Salt Lake County officials said a patient who died at the end of June had a Zika virus infection that contributed to her death.

Zika is almost never fatal, but it's been known to kill people. An elderly Puerto Rican man died in April from Zika complications.

Also read: Four new cases of Zika reported Thursday

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