Zika fever 2016 outbreak not cause for panic
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The number of inhabitants of Latin and South America, Zika fever 2016 virus infected the tens of thousands of people, but at the same time, the representative of WHO said that allegations of previously unknown dangerous properties of the pathogen should be scientifically justified.
During a press conference, the WHO representative Christian Lindmeier recalled the proverb, known since the days of Ancient Rome — «after — not to due to the fact.»
In this case, the reminder was addressed to his senior staff of the Ministry of Health of Colombia (Colombia), who earlier this week said that three deaths from a rare neurological disease Guillain-Barre syndrome have been reported in the country, which has another name — acute postinfectious polyneuropathy.
Scientists recommended didn’t panic about Zika fever 2016!
According to the Ministry of Health of Colombia, all three people in the country that died of this disease, previously chickenpox virus Zika fever 2016.
Christian Lindmayer noted that researchers have not confirmed that the increase in the incidence of acute postinfectious polyneuropathy in South and Latin America related to infection by the organism Zika fever 2016 virus.
Similarly, it’s far not established a causal link between the infection of pregnant women with the virus and an increase in the number of infants with microcephaly, severe congenital disorders of brain development.
On the other hand, Brazilian researchers from the Federal University of Sao Paulo (Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil) announce the discovery of a new disturbing phenomenon.
Examination of 29 infants who were born with microcephaly showed that 10 of them in addition to the development of brain damage were severe congenital anomalies of the eye threatens vision loss.
The researchers report that 23 of the 29 mothers reported having these symptoms Zika fever 2016 during pregnancy — and in 18 of 23 women, the symptoms observed in the first trimester.