4,000 Cases of Microcephaly are Reported in Brazil

The number of confirmed and suspected cases of microcephaly in infants in Brazil related to an infected mother by Zika fever have reached 4976 cases. This was reported on Wednesday, March 9 by the Ministry of Health of the South American country.

Among them, the number of 745 is for confirmed cases and 4,261 is for suspected.

Brazil is considered one of the most affected countries by Zika fever. More than 80% of cases of infection recorded in the east of the country, including in the state of Pernambuco. In general disease affected 16 of the 27 states.

Earlier it was reported that the World Health Organization expects to expand the geography of the spread of the Zika virus. Zika fever - is an acute infectious disease of monkeys, which is sometimes transmitted to humans by mosquitoes and characterized by fever with a benign course. The virus is most dangerous for pregnant women, as it causes the fetus microcephaly with potential severe brain damage.

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