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Six healthy babies born in Nicaragua to Zika infected mothers

Six healthy babies born in Nicaragua to Zika infected mothers

Managua : Six healthy babies were born to mothers that had been exposed to the Zika virus during their pregnancies in Nicaragua, the Central American country’s First Lady, Rosario Murillo, said.

The six mothers infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy and their six babies were all in a stable condition and were very well, Nicaragua’s First Lady confirmed.

The Zika virus in pregnant women is associated with causing babies to be born with microcephaly and with Guillain Barre Syndrome, according to investigations released on March 31 by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Nicaragua’s health ministry said that up until Monday, 1,941 positive cases of Zika have been registered in the Central American country, out of which 1,041 have been pregnant women.

As Zika, dengue and chikungunya are all spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, Nicaragua’s health ministry is pushing a national fumigation and abatization campaign to eradicate these illnesses.

Nicaragua’s health authorities have been on high alert since a health emergency was declared in May to fight Zika, dengue and chikungunya in the Central American country.

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Source: IANS

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