Large decrease in number of zikabesmettingen Brazil

Large decrease in number of zikabesmettingen Brazil

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The number of cases of infection with the zikavirus in Brazil is vastly decreased. The first two months of this year were 1.653 new cases counted. A year ago there were in the same period of the year 30.683.

The world health organization (WHO) declared Brazil a year ago to the centre of the epidemic. The government put great resources in to the virus to a halt. So were tens of thousands of soldiers deployed to the mosquito, the virus transmits, to fight.

That the number of infections especially in January and February decline is as a success regarded. In South America the hottest and most dangerous months. The virus knows the most people only mild symptoms. But infection with the virus can be for pregnant women to have disastrous consequences. The fetus can be serious skull and brain dysfunction up.

The virus was for the first time in 1947 in the Zikawoud in Uganda in monkeys established. In 1954, in Nigeria, the first infection in a man discovered. ZIka may have multiple diseases, such as the syndrome of Guillain-Barré, a disorder of the nervous system.

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