- Aug 1, 2014
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1st death related to Zika virus seen in continental U.S.SALT LAKE CITY — A person infected with Zika has died in Utah, and while the exact cause is unclear, authorities said Friday it marks the first death related to the virus in the continental U.S.
The unidentified Salt Lake County resident contracted the virus while traveling abroad to an area with a Zika outbreak, health officials said.
Contrary to the beliefs of some, Zika virus can kill adults, as it can cause guillain-barré syndrome, which paralyzes individuals, sometimes killing them.
Does this effect the Olympics?