The Ministry of Health Brazil reported investigating 19 new cases of babies who died with microcephaly that would be produced by Zika virus, as is proven, can prevent the proper development of the skull.
cases of dead babies were registered in the states of Rio Grande do Norte (7), Sergipe (4), Bahia (2) Maranhao (1), Ceará (1), Paraíba (1) and Piauí (1), all in the northeast of the country, and two in Rio de Janeiro, officials said.
according to the latest report released by the Ministry of Health and reproduced by EFE, the virus transmitted by the aedes aegypti mosquito, which is also a vector of dengue and chukunguña fever, may have caused many of the 1,761 cases of babies with microcephaly registered in Brazil in recent months .
health authorities Brazilian verified the presence of the Zika virus in the country a few weeks ago and since then cases of microcephaly, which in the past five years came to an average of 156 annual soared.
ago 10 days, the Ministry of Health confirmed that the virus, which spread through much of Latin America, cause microcephaly in newborns and can even affect the fetus if the mosquito would inoculate the mother.