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Ecuador: Manabi Province reporting highest number of Zika, Dengue cases

eldiario.ecreported a rose 1,106 the number of infected by the virus Zika in Ecuador, according to a report issued today by the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), which notes that, in those cases, 73 correspond to pregnant women.
Manabi, with 940 cases, four of them imported, is the province most reported infected with the virus, followed by 77 cases of Esmeraldas, all native. Followed Guayas and Pichincha 34 infected with 27, according indormación provided by the MSP.


Of the total cases most are women, mostly aged between 20 and 49 years, said the Ministry, which reported 73 cases of pregnant women infected with the virus, of which 20 are in the first trimester, 32 in the second and 21 in the third. Read Article

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Zika Virus Reignites Abortion Debate in Brazil reported the effects of Zika virus with regards to Brazil’s rigid anti-abortion laws. Zooming in on the Atlantic coastal city Recife, the hardest hit region in the country, the source examined situations women can expect to face now that the abortion debate has re-surfaced. Zika virus has been linked to microcephaly in newborn babies, […]

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First Case of Zika contracted in U.S. sexually transmitted

First case of Zika virus contracted in US mainland, confirmed in Texas, is only second documented example of virus being passed through sexual contact reported officials in Texas have reported the first case of Zika contracted in the US mainland, and said that the virus was sexually transmitted. If confirmed, the case would be […]

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Ecuador deploys 700 troops to combat Zika virus reported Ecuador’s government announced Thursday that hundreds of soldiers will work to kill infected mosquitos and teach communities how to prevent infection. Ecuador will send 700 troops to a coastal province to help the Health Ministry prevent the spread of the zika virus, which has already infected 22 Ecuadoreans and may have affected 67 […]

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Colombia: More than 2,000 pregnant women infected with Zika Virus

Colombia announced Saturday that more than 2,000 pregnant women have been infected with Zika, amid growing concern about the spread of the virus suspected of causing irreversible brain damage in newborns. The National Health Institute reported that Colombia now has 20,297 cases of Zika infection, including 2,116 in expectant mothers. The latest numbers, reported in […]

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Venezuela: Water Scarcity Contributing to Risk of Zika Virus reported the scarcity of water is just one of a long list of headaches for the struggling South American oil giant, but it comes with a particularly nasty risk. As Venezuelans stockpile water in their homes, health officials warn, they risk fueling an expansion of the mosquito population, and with it the transmission of […]

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Zika Virus Raising Concerns about Summer Olypics in Brazil reported the spread of the Zika virus is raising concerns about the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which are only 189 days away. NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports that the International Olympic Committee is sending an advisory about the mosquito-borne virus to competitors. Here’s more from Lourdes: “The IOC says it will send advice […]

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