10/17/2014 01:33 EDT | Updated 12/17/2014 05:59 EST

Enterovirus D68 kills B.C. man with asthma

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has confirmed a man in his 20s who suffered from asthma has died after contracting Enterovirus D68.

The death was confirmed in a conference call on Friday morning.

It is the first death in Canada linked to the disease.

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