Brazil: Health Authorities warns women not to get pregnant, Zika virus linked to birth defects

Posted on December 8, 2015 • Filed under: Brazil, Latin America Health reported Brazil warns women not to get pregnant as zika virus is linked to rare birth defect

Health authorities examine link between rise in number of babies born with microcephaly and epidemic of mosquito-borne disease in country’s north-east
Though it is not official policy, Cláudio Maierovitch, the director of the communicable disease surveillance department at the ministry of health, has advised women in high-risk areas to avoid attempting to conceive. Earlier this week, the World Health Organisation and the Pan American Health Organisation issued a worldwide epidemiological alert over the zika virus, which has also been recorded in Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Suriname and Venezuela. Read Article

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