Is it advisable to travel to countries where Zika virus is circulating

Zika discussion hold during Rancho Viejo

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Posted: Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 10:40 pm

Zika discussion hold at Rancho Viejo

By FRANK GARZA
Staff Writer

Brownsville Herald

Infants innate with Zika mostly evacuate a consistent trenchant cry that the relatives find emotionally formidable to contend with.

Recent investigate shows that profound women who agreement the mosquito-borne illness have a 10 to 15 percent possibility of giving birth to a child with inborn problems.

What is viewed as the signature underline of babies innate with Zika is the shrunken head, or microcephaly. The small conduct is a effect of the virus inflicting repairs to the brain, according to Dr. Dana Meaney Delman of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“We suspicion microcephaly was the signature feature, but it turns out that’s not the case. Thirteen babies were innate with normal conduct sizes, and eventually they became small,” Delman said.

Children whose smarts are shop-worn as a outcome of Zika mostly have skinny cortexes, the part of the mind obliged for where aloft suspicion processes take place, she said.

Delman was one of several health experts invited to pronounce Thursday morning at the Immunization Epidemiology Conference in Rancho Viejo.

According to the CDC, 1,700 profound women have tested certain for justification of Zika opposite the country. Most of the cases are travel-related, notwithstanding the classification arising warnings to equivocate going to areas with the disease.

fgarza@brownsvilleherald.com

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