Ecuador: 11 out 24 of the country’s provinces have confirmed cases of Zika Virus

Posted on March 21, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Latin America Health reported In Eleven of the 24 provinces have been confirmed affected by the virus Zika in Ecuador, which now totals 75 cases and investigates equal number of suspects, according to the Ministry of Public Health. According to that institution, there have been cases in Esmeraldas (2), Orellana (1), Chimborazo (1), Manabi (24), Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (3), Galapagos (2), Guayas (15) Rivers (8), Azuay (1) Gold (1) Pichincha (17). Of the total infected, 38 are men and 37 women, according to the report by the Ministry of Health, which states that 55 cases are indigenous and 20 imported, of which 19 are people who traveled to Colombia and to Venezuela. The ministry said 75 suspected cases are being investigated in 13 of the 24 provinces of Ecuador, a country that has reported three cases of pregnant women infected by Zika: two in Los Rios and Galapagos. Virus Zika currently circulating in much of Latin America and the Caribbean , and while causes mild symptoms in most infected, the great fear has to do with its likely connection with cases of microcephaly and neurological syndrome Guillain Barré. Read Article


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