Oropouche Virus similar to Zika could spread across South America

Posted on June 15, 2017 • Filed under: Latin America Health

Oropouche Virus
The name of this virus is unfamiliar.

But the symptoms caused by this virus, yes: fever, dizziness, headache, weakness, skin rashes, joint and muscle pain.

They remember dengue, zika and chikungunya.
ecuavisa.com (machine translated)
In May 2016, the Peruvian Ministry of Health reported on the occurrence of 57 cases of oropouche fever in the northern department of Cuzco, located in the south of the country.

It was not the first time there were cases of this type in the country, but …

” The concern at the moment is that outbreaks occur more often and are slowly expanding their range of action ,” Derek Gatherer, a biologist and geneticist specializing in virology at the University of Lancaster, told BBC World. United Kingdom.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it was the first time reports of oropouche fever in the north of the Department of Cuzco.

With regard to the outbreak, the organization carried out a field investigation and discovered that, on this occasion, the magnitude was greater than that recorded last time, in the 1990s, in a contiguous department, Madre de Dios. Read Full Article


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