Confirmed: 10 babies with microcephaly linked to zika virus
Santo Domingo.- The birth of babies with microcephaly (Guillain-Barre Syndrome) suspected of being linked to the zika virus reached 28, of which 10 are confirmed, while 18 additional cases currently await results from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Thus far in 2016, suspected zika cases total 5, 216, of which 948 are women in the first six months into pregnancy.
Moreover, 274 cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome were reported in people with a previous history of symptoms compatible with the virus.
The data are contained in a Public Health Ministry bulletin covering the week from October 16 to 22, when five suspected cases of zika were reported in residents of Santiago, Puerto Plata and Greater Santo Domingo.
The report says Greater Santo Domingo, Azua (south) and Bonao (central) are the municipalities with the highest number of suspected cases in the last four weeks.
To date, 17 countries have reported confirmed cases of congenital syndrome associated with zika infection.
Nov 12, 2016
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