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Continental US records first Zika-related death

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ZIKA VIRUS. A file photograph showing a mosquito ‘Aedes aegypti’, that transmit the Zika virus, in a laboratory in San Salvador, El Salvador, on February 7, 2016. File photo by Oscar Rivera/EPA

Health officials say the elderly victim, who had an underlying health condition, died in late June after traveling to a country where the mosquito-transmitted virus is active

LOS ANGELES, USA (July 10, 2016) — A Utah resident infected with the Zika virus has died, becoming the first Zika-related fatality in the continental United States, officials said Friday, July 8.  Continue reading Continental US records first Zika-related death

First US Zika-related death in Puerto Rico

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FIRST. In this file photo, Ana Rius, the Secretary of the Department of Health of Puerto Rico, speaks during a news conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 28, 2016. Rius is quoted as saying the first Zika-related death on US soil involves a 70-year-old patient who died at the end of February. File photo by Jorge Muniz/EPA

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned of a potential explosion of Zika cases in Puerto Rico, possibly reaching into the hundreds of thousands

MIAMI, USA (Apr. 31, 2016) — The first Zika-related death on US soil was reported Friday, April 29, in Puerto Rico, raising new concerns about the dangers of the mosquito-borne virus. Continue reading First US Zika-related death in Puerto Rico

US says increased Zika border screening ineffective

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ZIKA VIRUS. An employee of the municipality of Chacao fumigates the hall of a school during efforts to prevent the possible spread of the Zika virus in the country, in Caracas, Venezuela, February 5, 2016. File photo by Miguel Gutierrez/EPA
‘Most people who are infected with Zika are asymptomatic and therefore could not be identified during the screening process,’ says the Department of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Feb. 12, 2016) — The United States will not specifically screen those entering the country for the Zika virus because so many of those infected do not have symptoms, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday, February 11.

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