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What Is the Zika Virus?

Some studies have also shown the virus can be found in blood, semen, urine, and saliva of infected people, as well as in fluids in the eye.

In Utah, a person got the virus without traveling or having sexual contact. The person was a relative and caregiver of an elderly Zika patient who died in late June -- the first Zika-linked death in the U.S. The deceased man had traveled to an area where Zika is spreading, and lab tests showed high amounts of the virus in his blood -- more than 100,000 times higher than that seen in other samples of infected people, the CDC says. He also had an underlying medical condition that has not been disclosed.

Health officials believe the caregiver got Zika by coming into contact with the older man’s tears and sweat.

Corie Haynes
Posted by Corie Haynes
Active since 11/2016
Date Posted:Fri,Nov 4,2016
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