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    Cape Verde with 11 cases of microcephaly associated with Zika

    June 24, 2016

    Cape Verde recorded 11 cases of microcephaly associated with Zika virus, and one of the babies diagnosed with the disease was stillborn, advanced this Thursday, 23, a medical epidemiologist Maria de Lurdes Monteiro, the Security Service and Integrated Responses to Epidemics ( SVIRE) during a workshop on the impact of Zika in women conducted by UN women.Cape Verde with 11 cases of microcephaly associated with Zika

    As advanced data by epidemiologist, born until 14 last June 10 live babies with microcephaly associated with Zika virus. Another was stillborn and multiple malformations. Nine of these cases were diagnosed in Praia and two on the island of Maio, where there was the stillbirth.

    According to the doctor, the Health Ministry is monitoring 240 pregnant women who were infected with the Zika virus. Of these, 170 are on the beach, 44 reside in São Filipe on Fogo Island, 22 in May and four on the island of Boa Vista.

    In Cape Verde, the first case of microcephaly associated with the virus was detected in March, six months after the disease has been declared epidemic. Since that time were recorded over 7,500 cases accumulated suspects. 65% have been reported in women and the other for men, also indicates the expert.

    It is recalled that earlier this month, the health minister, Arlindo Rosario, said that since the 25 April there has not been the spread of the virus in the country and analyzed mosquitoes are not infected.

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