Puerto Rico Sees First Death Caused By The Zika Virus

The first death linked to the Zika virus in Puerto Rico was revealed to be a 70-year-old man by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Puerto Rico Department of Health. While the man had passed away earlier in February, the news of the cause of his death was only clarified and disclosed only recently.

According to an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dengue Branch in San Juan, Puerto Rico named Tyler Sharp, the elderly man became sick twice, fortunately is being treated at Hospice Cleveland center. At first he experienced the symptoms for a week and soon recovered, but later fell ill again. Sharp says that on his second trip to the hospital, he returned with signs of a bleeding disorder and was diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). This is a disorder where the human’s blood cells called platelets are attacked by its own immune system to cause clotting. The condition or relationship between bleeding and Zika was likened to that of Zika being added to the Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the nerves.

It was also reported by Sharp that the ITP occurs following recovery from the Zika illness. Here antibodies begin to cross-react with other cells in the body. The nerves are attacked when the Guillain-Barre is affecting the body, while in ITP, the antibodies attack platelets.

A total of 638 Zika cases had been recorded in Puerto Rico up to mid-April. A statement published by the CDC says that five patients with suspected cases of the paralyzing nerve disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome, tested positive for the Zika virus.
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