April 2016: Zika Virus Kills First U.S. Citizen in Puerto Rico
Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of April 2016.
1. Train Derails in Philadelphia 2. World Tiger Population on the Rise 3. Earthquake in Japan 4. Earthquake in Ecuador 5. Deadly Mexican Oil Explosion 6. First U.S. Zika Death
- Zika Virus Kills First U.S. Citizen in Puerto Rico
- A 70-year-old man passed away from complications related to the Zika Virus. He is the first person reported to have died from the disease in the U.S. or territory. He was treated for the symptoms but then returned a week after his recovery with a bleeding disorder called immune thrombocytopenic purpura, a common occurrence with the virus.
- Photo source: AP Photo/ Felipe Dana