Ecuador: Zika virus confirmed cases 97, suspected cases 171

Posted on April 29, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Latin America Health

Elcomercio April 29, 2016 The number of infected virus in Ecuador to Zik stood at 97, according to a report by the Ministry of Public Health indicates that there are 171 suspected cases of people with the disease. Two more than last week and patients are recorded among pregnant patients are eight, one more than a week ago, which is subjected to control “to detect possible complications and follow up the infant , ” said the Ministry. Of the total cases recorded, 77 are indigenous and 20 imported and among these, 19 had traveled to Colombia and one in Venezuela. By province, Manabi, 27, is the one that has the largest number of cases, followed by Pichincha, 23; Guayas (18) and Los Rios (10), while others have smaller numbers of patients. Of the patients, 45 were men and 52 women, while groups of age, between 20 and 49 years also has the largest number, with 42 patients. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned last week of his fear of spread of viruses like the zika and diseases such as hepatitis A or outbreaks of gastroenteritis and flu after the deadly earthquake last Saturday on the north coast of Ecuador. Read Article


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