- Aug 1, 2014
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WASHINGTON — In another puzzling twist to the Zika epidemic, the Utah Department of Health on Monday reported the diagnosis of a new case of the virus that did not appear to have been contracted through either of the known sources of transmission: a mosquito bite or sexual contact.
The patient, who has fully recovered, was a “family contact” who helped care for an older man who had become infected with the virus after traveling abroad. That man, from Salt Lake County, died in June. He also had other ailments, and it was unclear whether the virus had contributed to his death
New Utah Zika Case Baffles Health Officials - NYTimes.com
First American zika case where pregnancy and sexual contact were ruled out. Could this mean the virus is transmissible in ways we never realized?