08/07/2016 15h07 - Updated 9/07/2016 13h13

Ministry of Health points 8 cases of babies with microcephaly in AM

according to data, 12 records are under investigation. Since 2015, 25 cases were reported.
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The Ministry of Health released, On thursday (7), new data on the microcephaly in Brazil. According to the survey, Amazon has eight confirmed cases and 12 research. The research was based on data reported by states to the day 2 July.

We confirmed cases, children present typical and changes indicative of congenital infection, as: cerebral calcifications, changes and ventricular posterior fossa and other clinical signs observed in laboratory tests or image.

Between 2015 e 2016, 25 microcephaly suspected in the Amazon have been reported to the Ministry of Health. Do total, five were discarded after laboratory tests and 12 continuing research.

Ministry of Health, However, It points out that this number does not represent, accordingly, all the cases related to the virus zika. In Manaus, there is a case of microcephaly related to Zika.

There is no information whether the cases were all in Manaus or involves other municipalities.
The Ministry of Health says it is investigating all cases of microcephaly informed by states, besides the possible relationship with the Zika virus and other congenital infections.

Microcephaly can be caused, various infectious agents in addition Zika, as Syphilis, toxoplasmosis, Other Infectious Agents, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus and Herpes Viral.

The folder guides pregnant women adopt measures to reduce the presence of the mosquito Aedes aegypti, with the elimination of breeding, and protect yourself from mosquito exposure, keeping doors and windows closed or screened, wear pants and long sleeved shirts and use repellents allowed for pregnant women.

Source: G1

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