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16 Year-Old and 40 Year-Old Give Birth To Babies With Microcephaly

16 Year-Old and 40 Year-Old Give Birth To Babies With Microcephaly

Q COSTA RICA –  In Puntarenas, a week ago, a 16 year-old girl and a 40 year-old woman gave birth to babies with microcephaly. The Costa Rica Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud) classifies the cases of microcephaly as “probable”, as there is still a lack of evidence to associate this congenital malformation with the […]

The campaign to eradicate Zika has trampled over women’s rights

The campaign to eradicate Zika has trampled over women’s rights

(Q24N) Pia Riggirozzi, University of Southampton – The World Health Organization declared that the Zika epidemic was an international emergency in February 2016. While the WHO lifted the declaration nine months later, the crisis is far from over. Zika, which has been linked to various neurological and developmental conditions such as microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, […]

Pregnant Tica Could Be First Indigenous Case of Zika In The Country

Pregnant Tica Could Be First Indigenous Case of Zika In The Country

QCOSTARICA – A pregnant women with 36 weeks gestation could become the first autochthonous case of the Zika virus in Costa Rica, reports Chrhoy.com According to the report, the Minister of Health, Dr. Fernando Llorca, confirms this is a woman in Guanacaste with a “very suspicious” case of carrying the Zika virus. Related: Canada Confirms […]