You are here

Puerto Rico Reports Elderly Victim Infected With Zika Dies

Associated Press - by Danica Coto - August 5, 2016

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Health officials announced Friday that an elderly person infected with Zika has died in Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory battles what federal authorities call a silent epidemic.

The victim was a 75-year-old man who was hospitalized and died from health ailments unrelated to Zika, according to Health Secretary Ana Rius. . . .

. . . The first Zika-related death was reported in late April and involved a 70-year-old man from the San Juan metro area. He suffered internal bleeding after developing a condition in which antibodies that formed in response to a Zika infection began attacking blood platelet cells. At the time, Rius said there were three other cases of the condition known as severe thrombocytopenia and that those patients recovered.

CLICK HERE - READ COMPLETE ARTICLE

(See additional supporting documentation within the links below)

CLICK HERE - Zika virus: first American dies of complications linked to disease

CLICK HERE - CDC - MMWR - Update: Ongoing Zika Virus Transmission — Puerto Rico, November 1, 2015–April 14, 2016

CLICK HERE - Thrombocytopenia and subcutaneous bleedings in a patient with Zika virus infection

CLICK HERE - Zika Virus Infection Associated with Severe Thrombocytopenia

 

Country / Region Tags: 
General Topic Tags: 
Problem, Solution, SitRep, or ?: 
Groups this Group Post belongs to: 
- Private group -

Comments

(ALSO SEE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WITHIN THE POST AND COMMENTS IN THE LINK BELOW)

New Utah Zika Case Baffles Health Officials
http://resiliencesystem.org/new-utah-zika-case-baffles-health-officials

howdy folks