Brazil: Drop in number of Zika cases,, end of public health emergency

Posted on May 14, 2017 • Filed under: Brazil, Latin America Health


Brazil announces end to Zika public health emergency / Fall in cases brings end to the emergency 18 months after the virus hit headlines around the world
Brazil has declared an end to its public health emergency over the Zika virus, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world.

The mosquito-borne virus was not considered a major health threat until the 2015 outbreak revealed that Zika can lead to severe birth defects. One of those defects, microcephaly, causes babies to be born with skulls much smaller than expected. Read Full Article

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