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    Press Release Ministry of Public Health, Ecuador


    With the confirmation of the circulation of the virus Zika May 15, 2015 in northeastern Brazil and 16 October in Colombia, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged Member States to establish and maintain the capacity to detect and confirm cases of Zika virus infection.


    The Ministry of Public of Ecuador (MSP) Health, through the National Epidemiological Surveillance confirms that until January 9, 2016 have been reported two (2) first cases ratified by laboratory Zika virus infected. Patients who are living in Quito Ecuador and presented rash (rash), fever, itching, headache, generalized joint pain, conjunctival hyperemia. As part of epidemiological surveillance, blood samples were sent to the National Institute of Public Health Research (INSPI) were taken. Blood for dengue and chikungunya was processed according to the current protocol with negative results for both and subsequent positive for Zika.
    Epidemiological research confirms the presence of imported cases of Zika in Ecuador. Patients traveled because of the holidays this year to the city of Neiva (Huila department capital, endemic area of dengue and chikungunya, with 408 confirmed cases of Zika) remaining in Colombia of December 22, 2015 to 5 January 2016. They are currently being treated in the city of Quito where there is no presence of the vector (mosquito Aedes aegypti).

    Faced with suspected cases of Zika in areas where the presence of the vector has intensified actions epidemiological surveillance and vector control. For this reason the MSP strengthened vector control actions in the winter season that is beginning in the country. Promoting behavioral changes aimed at the destruction of farms and self-protection at individual, household and community levels increased.


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    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    About 20 suspected cases are being investigated zika in Ecuador, says minister


    The Health Minister Margarita Guevara, said Wednesday that investigates about 20 suspected cases of carrying the virus zika, two of which are proven, he said

    Speaking to reporters, Guevara said: "Our health teams are trained for the early detection and confirm suspected cases ... we have some cases, do not exceed 20 cases (suspects) we need to confirm". She explained that the two confirmed cases are in Quito, but do not pose a risk of infection because "there are no vectors (Aedes aegypti mosquitoes)".

    The minister referred to the case of a woman aged 31 and her eight, during the year-end holiday were in Colombia, where infected and returned this week were diagnosed and isolated in their own homes.

    The zika is similar to dengue or chikungunya but mild disease, and manifests with fever, rash, fever, conjunctivitis, joint, muscle aches and headaches, among others.(I)




    La ministra de Salud, Margarita Guevara, señaló que dos casos están confirmados, el de una mujer de 31 años y su hijo de ocho, que durante el feriado de fin de año estuvieron en Colombia. - El Universo
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    • #3
      Two suspected cases of zika

      Tuesday January 19, 2016

      Two suspected cases of Zika, linked to the only confirmed, health authorities investigated in Manabi.


      This was confirmed yesterday the zonal coordinator of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), Carmina Pinargote, noting that around one confirmed case of control and necessary safety measures is maintained.

      She explained that two persons, who presented the family of virus, showed symptoms that are analyzed by health personnel to rule out or confirm that it is the zika.

      “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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      • #4
        MOH confirms first indigenous cases of Zika in Ecuador


        The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced at a press conference, on 15 January 2016 in Ecuador the indigenous first two confirmed cases of Zika are recorded: one is in Guayaquil; this is a person who traveled to Cupa, in the province of Esmeraldas, on vacation; the other is a person who resides in Portoviejo and not registered as having left the country. All had symptoms consistent with the disease for which samples were taken and the virus was confirmed.

        In addition, two imported cases of the disease were reported: a person who traveled to Venezuela from December 27 2015 to January 3, 2016 (8 days). Following his return to Ecuador he moved to Vinces, in the province of Los Rios and the third day rise presented thermal and rash (rash) and the other was imported from Colombia (Neiva) to Portoviejo.

        With the two cases confirmed on 15 January 2016 they will complete six; 5 were ratified by laboratory and epidemiological link 1. All patients keep rest at home.

        The MSP clarifies that in Quito, where two of the six patients, there is no presence of the vector (mosquito Aedes aegypti).

        The First Health Authority against Zika virus circulation, strengthening epidemiological surveillance intensified vector control actions in the winter season taking place in the country. In addition, promoting behavioral changes aimed at the destruction of breeding and protection at individual, household and community levels increased.

        In some Brazilian states where the virus is circulating for months Zika has reported an increase much higher than in previous years cases of newborns with microcephaly. According to the preliminary analysis of the investigation by the authorities of that country, probably the risk of microcephaly and malformations in the fetus would be associated with infection in the first trimester of pregnancy. For this reason it is recommended that pregnant women avoid exposure to mosquito bites, especially during this period.

        The MSP advises citizens applying repellent on exposed areas of skin, containing DEET (N, N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide), IR3535 (3-N-acetyl-N butilesteretil aminopropionic acid) or icaridin (piperidenecarbixilico acid, 1, 2 ( hidrocietil 2), 1 metilpropilester can be applied to exposed skin or clothing and should be used in strict accordance with the instructions on the label. There is no evidence of restriction of use of these repellents in pregnancy as long as they used according to the instructions on the label.

        Additionally, the MSP recommended that if you have symptoms such as fever, rash or red spots on the skin, joint pain, red eyes, malaise, go to the nearest health center and do not treat yourself.
        MSP confirma primeros casos autóctonos de Zika en Ecuador | Ministerio de Salud Pública
        “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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        • #5
          Ecuador reported 39 cases of people infected with zika; Health authorities insist on prevention


          Thursday, 04/02/2016 -

          Guayaquil, February 4 (Andes) .- In Ecuador 39 confirmed cases of people affected with the virus zika and 54 others have symptoms of this disease, as confirmed on Thursday in this city the director of surveillance of the Ministry of Health recorded public (MSP), Ligia Moon.

          During a meeting with officials of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) and the media, the authorities emphasized preventive measures to prevent the spread of this disease vector, which already have cases in seven provinces, including a pregnant woman.

          Moon said the MSP is developing a monitoring pregnant women in different public health centers in order to detect whether zika cases among this population are presented, because it has presumed that the virus attacks the babies in the first weeks of pregnancy causing microcephaly.


          Therefore, he said the official, currently is gathering information in retrospect up to five years to determine whether cases of microcephaly have been submitted during this period have some relationship with the disease.


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          • #6
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            Detected the first case of zika in Manta

            Thursday March 3, 2016 | 17:09

            Manta recorded the first case of zika. This is a girl of one year old who was diagnosed with the virus, the Health District reported Thursday.

            The district said the child lives in the Santa Martha, where already made an epidemiological fence to prevent the virus from spreading.

            The health entity presumed that the minor would have gotten the disease in other parts of the province, who visited in recent days with his family.

            IN THE COUNTRY

            The Health Ministry said today that the number of patients zika in the country rose to 66, ten more than the registered one week, that figure 93 suspected cases against the 115 that were recorded in the previous bulletin ago.

            It is 49 indigenous cases and 17 imported these last 16 with a history of having traveled to Colombia and Venezuela remaining.

            The coastal provinces of Manabi, with 23 cases, and Guayas, with 15, and the Andean Pichincha, 16, the highest number of patients and follow them Rivers (4); Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (3); Galapagos (2) and Esmeraldas, Azuay and El Oro, one each.

            The number of pregnant women has been found to have the virus is kept in two, according to the report, which notes that 34 patients are women and 32 men. EFE

            http://www.eldiario.ec/noticias-mana...zika-en-manta/
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            • #7
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              Rises to 89 the number of people affected by Zika virus in Ecuador

              Of the 89 cases, 69 are indigenous and imported twenty and the latter 19 have history of travel to Colombia and one in Venezuela.

              Reason Digital / EFE / Quito

              12:50 / March 31, 2016

              The number of people affected by Zika virus in Ecuador rose to 89, a figure that includes six cases of pregnant women, according to a report released today by the Ministry of Public Health.

              Of the 89 cases, 69 are indigenous and imported twenty and the latter 19 have history of travel to Colombia and one in Venezuela.

              By province, Manabi, with 25 patients, Pichincha (21) Guayas (18) and Los Rios (10) are the most recorded cases, followed by Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (4); Gold (3); Esmeraldas (2); Galapagos (2) and Azuay, Chimborazo, Orellana and Sucumbios, one each.

              As for pregnant women infected with the virus, which has been linked to cases of microcephaly in fetuses, four of the cases correspond to the province of Los Rios, one Galapagos and another Pichincha.

              Of the total cases, 42 were male and 47 women, while in terms of age group, which concentrates most affected is 20 to 49 years.

              In addition, Ecuador 79 suspected cases of the disease were recorded, according to the report.

              http://www.la-razon.com/mundo/Sube-n...463953656.html
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              • #8
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                Manabi sum 83% of cases in the country zika

                Elena Paucar 10 August 2016 10:24

                Accumulates 82.74% of the national total. Manabi is the province with more confirmed cases of zika , virus transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti .

                According to the report of the Secretariat of Health Surveillance , the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), the coastal province, seriously affected by the earthquake last April 16, total 1,376 cases out of 1,663 registered through week Epidemiological 30. Carmina Pinargote , zonal coordinator of Health Manabi , explains that several factors contributed to this high figure. First, because it was a new disease, which increases the degree of suceptabilidad of the population. To this sum the incidence of the rainy season , which kept the transmission peak between April and June. The rains also coincided with the 7.8 - magnitude earthquake, which caused serious damage to infrastructure. Pinargote indicates that Portoviejo and Manta are the most affected areas.

                "We still have a lot of debris in these cantons, especially at ground zero. We are concerned that there is land with stagnant water pools that have formed. That could give us problems and that cases do not decrease. Traditionally, depending on the epidemiology of the province this month (August) begin to drop cases. But if they fall should not be because there are still many farms.

                " For now, health authorities carried out the inspection of these areas. This information will be sent to the Water Utility to take action.

                Another issue that remains on alert physicians are cases zika pregnant, the risks associated with microcephaly in newborns as has happened in countries like Brazil . Manabi more than 130 pregnant women with the virus, according to Pinargote . "Already three children were born and we are following up. So far we do not see anything abnormal. Still, we continue with the controls because it is not easy to just see ultrasounds" .

                http://www.elcomercio.com/actualidad...-mosquito.html
                "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                -Nelson Mandela

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                • #9
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                  Issue # 4135 | Ecuador, Monday, September 19, 2016

                  2124 confirmed cases of Zika in Ecuador

                  Nationally, the Ministry of Health of Ecuador confirmed two thousand 124 cases of Zika since early this year

                  In its latest report, with data until last September 14, the instance showed that 778 people infected were diagnosed by laboratory tests and the rest by epidemiological link.

                  As for the more susceptible to complications associated with the virus transmitted by the mosquito Aedes Aegypti sector, pregnant women, the authorities realize 55 cases in females with less than 12 weeks gestation, 55 with gestational age from 12 weeks and 57 with more than 28 weeks.

                  To date, 57 babies were born to mothers with positive results Zika virus, but none recorded congenital diseases or complications associated with the disease.

                  As for the affected provinces, coastal areas of Manabi, Esmeraldas and Guayas are the most damaged one thousand 753, 176 and 105 cases, respectively.

                  Within intersectoral actions to combat the Zika virus in Ecuador the Ministry of Public Health is working in coordination with other Portfolios of State to strengthen vector control in areas of risk.

                  Symptoms of the disease are mild fever, rash, headache, joint pain, muscle pain, malaise and conjunctivitis without secretions, three to 12 days after the bite of the mosquito vector, in addition to dengue responsible and chikungunya .

                  In some cases infected with the virus may have neurological complications such as Guillain Barre syndrome and meningoencephalitis. the Zika is also associated with microcephaly in newborns, which can cause cerebral palsy and mental retardation. (DRT)

                  Source: Prensa Latina

                  http://ecuadorinmediato.com/index.ph...ika_en_ecuador
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