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Who declared the state of emergency in the planet due to the epidemic of zika virus

The world health organization (who) declared emergencies on a global scale the rapid spread of the virus zika, which led to thousands of births of children with microcephaly.

To date, cases of infection recorded in 27 countries of the North American, South American and Asia-Pacific regions.

In Brazil since October, there were almost 4,000 cases of birth of children with very little head to mothers infected with zika virus. In Colombia, the number of cases of infection exceeds 13.000.

Margaret Chan, who Director-General, at a press conference in Geneva, warned that the virus may pose a risk to the population in other parts of the world. She called on the international community to intensify research to develop vaccines.

Zika fever in its acute form, usually does not result in death of the patient, but to the end of his life remains a carrier of the virus. The virus is most dangerous for pregnant women, as it causes fetal microcephaly with potential severe brain damage.

The only way to resist the virus, Zeke currently is the fight against mosquitoes that are vectors.

Head of the division of ultrasound at the hospital «Liss» in the medical center «Ichilov», Professor Gustavo Malinger after an internship in Brazil, said the Israeli journalists that in the near future can the Israelis not to fear the epidemic, as mosquito vectors of zika fever prefer warm and humid climate. Speaking about low probability of spread of the virus zika in Israel, Professor of Malinger made a reservation: «In any case, it is not dangerous for us at the moment».




Who declared the state of emergency in the planet due to the epidemic of zika virus 02.02.2016

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