Zika Virus Update – July 15, 2016

Zika Virus Updates - July 15, 2016
Another month, another Zika Virus update! See below for the latest new about the virus.

Updated as of July 15, 2016

  • To date, there is one locally-acquired case of the Zika virus and 143 travel-related cases in Canada (+29 since last month). There are no documented cases of Zika infections in Canada or the continental U.S. from local mosquitoes.
  • A Utah resident infected with the Zika virus has died, becoming the first Zika-related fatality in the continental U.S. The elderly victim, who had other underlying health conditions, died in late June after traveling to a country where the mosquito-transmitted virus is active. It is currently unclear whether Zika was the cause of the death.

Source: CDC, WHO, Public Health Agency of Canada

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