Puerto Rico man who had Zika, neurological problems dies
Puerto Rico’s health secretary says a man in his 60s who died after developing severe neurological problems had been infected with the Zika virus.
Health Secretary Ana Rius says it is unclear whether the man had a paralysis condition linked to Zika known as GuillainBarre. Her announcement Friday provided no further details, including the man’s name. Four other people infected with Zika have died in recent months in Puerto Rico, including two who developed complications from Guillain-Barre.
The US territory has recorded 32,740 Zika cases, including 2,516 pregnant women. Last week, officials said a woman infected with Zika became the first on the island to give birth to a baby with microcephaly. Medical experts have linked Zika to severe birth defects. — AP