Brazilian authorities are asking pregnant women to abstain from going to the 2016 Olympics because of fever zika

The Brazilian authorities have recommended that pregnant women skip the summer Olympics in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro because of the fever Zeke. To call upon the head of the administration of President Jacques Wagner, reports Lenta.ru with reference to Bloomberg.

«For pregnant women there is a serious risk,» said Wagner.

According to him, the chance of Contracting the virus Zeke for the rest small. The head of administration has underlined that speech about the cancellation of Games due to the outbreak of the disease.

On 1 February the world health organization (who) has declared that the rapidly spreading virus zika fever is a global threat and declared a state of emergency. As stated by the CEO of the organization Margaret Chan, the situation requires a coordinated international response. However, there is no need to impose restrictions on travel or trade, she added.

On 31 January it was reported that in Colombia identified more than 20,2 thousand cases of infection fever, Zeke. Among the diseased — 2,1 thousand pregnant women. January 27 first infected by the virus zika was identified in the United States. A day earlier the who had warned that the virus Zeke will soon spread through all the countries of the New world, except Canada and Chile.

Zika virus was first identified in 1947 in Uganda, but until recently were considered harmless to humans. In 2015, he came from Africa and Asia to South America, then quickly spread on the mainland. Infection occurs through mosquito bites. Considered relatively harmless microorganism that causes disease, associated with numerous cases of microcephaly (congenital reduction in the size of the brain and skull, which leads to mental retardation).

The who estimates, the virus Zeke can get sick from three to four million people in North and South America.




Brazilian authorities are asking pregnant women to abstain from going to the 2016 Olympics because of fever zika 03.02.2016

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