August 2016: First Zika-Related Death Is in Texas

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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First Zika-Related Death Is in Texas
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The first death related to the Zika Virus occurs on August 8, 2016, in Texas. A newborn girl is born with birth defects, including microcephaly—a hallmark of Zika—passes away minutes after the birth. The mother had travelled to Latin America during her pregancy; health officials stress that this virus was not contracted in Texas—local mosquitoes are currently free of Zika.
Photo source: AP Photo/LM Otero, file
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