Honduras registered 164 pregnant women with zika and 56 cases Guillain-Barré
MAR 5, 2016 - 3:59 PM
Tegucigalpa, (ACAN-EFE) .- Health authorities in Honduras have registered 164 cases of pregnant women who have contracted zika, while another 56 people have been affected by Guillain Barre syndrome, reported an official source.
The Honduran Undersecretary of Health, Francis Contreras told reporters that pregnant affected are "under medical supervision".
The Ministry of Health of Honduras recorded so far in 2016, globally, about 25,000 cases of people who have contracted zika, chikungunya and dengue, diseases that are transmitted the mosquito Aedes aegypti.
The senior official said the country also records 56 cases of people who have been affected by Guillain-Barre syndrome, which attacks the nervous system, in some cases can cause muscle weakness and has been linked to Zika virus.
In addition, the virus has been linked to cases of microcephaly in newborns and neurological disorders, although no evidence.
A Honduran woman pregnant last February 27 had been registered with Guillain-Barre syndrome, associated with zika, lost her baby two months of gestation.
Gabriela is Yanes, 29, who spent two weeks entered and lost her baby, told reporters Tuesday the same hospital spokesman, Miguel Osorio.
For Yanes it is the first registered in Honduras of a pregnant woman with Guillain-Barre syndrome.