1st death related to Zika virus seen in continental U.S.

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Associated Press- July 8, 2016

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 travelling abroad to an area with a Zika outbreak, health officials said.

The patient who died in late June was elderly and also suffered from another health condition, according to the Salt Lake County Health Department.

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