- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say they’ve confirmed a case of Zika in a pregnant woman in Utah County.

Utah County Health Department spokeswoman Aislynn Tolman-Hill said Thursday the woman caught the virus in a Zika-affected part of the world.

It was discovered after she moved from that area to Utah County. She has since recovered.

Zika causes only a mild illness in most people, but infection during pregnancy can lead to severe brain-related birth defects.

The case confirmed earlier this month is one of eight reported in Utah.

Among those was elderly Salt Lake County man whose death was the first related to Zika in the continental United States. His son who took care of him was also infected in a case that’s raising new questions about how the disease is transmitted.

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