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Man dies From Zika-related paralysis in Puerto Rico

Posted at 7:00 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 19:23:30-04

The first case of death from a paralyzing condition that develops from a Zika infection was reported in Puerto Rico Friday, according to NBC News. 

The report says the victim was a man between 35 and 45-years-old from San Juan metro area.

The victim died from Guillain-Barre syndrome, according to state epidemiologist Brenda Rivera.

The condition can cause temporary paralysis and in rare instances, death. 

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Rivera said it's unusual for the victim to be so young. 

This is a developing story and it will be updated as more information becomes available.