Unique Utah Zika Case Discovered

After taking care of his Zika-infected father, a man caught a unique type of Zika virus, unknown to how it actually spread. No possible cause to the infection is identified as the man did not travel to Zika pervasive areas or have sexual interaction with anyone who carried the virus. Zika virus is normally spread by tropical mosquitoes but even such kind was not found.

Investigators are assuming that the spread was via some type of body fluid transmission from his father as the man kissed and hugged while in vigil in the hospital. However, no infection is showing to other family members or health officials that were involved.

According to Alex Kallen with the CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), it is common to miss out what a person did or did not do as a factor catching an illness, such as Zika.

Researchers were unable to investigate the father’s body as by the time diagnosed, the body was already cremated. The death of the Salt Lake County man is known to be the first death case in the continental U.S.

Here is the link to the original article: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/09/14/investigation-unique-utah-zika-case-remains-medical-mystery.html

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