Over 2700 babies born with brain-damage in Brazil

Brazilian health authorities on Thursday announced that up to 2,782 cases of infants to be born with brain damage have been reported. 

Last Updated: Dec 24, 2015, 15:45 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Brazilian health authorities on Thursday announced that up to 2,782 cases of infants to be born with brain damage have been reported. The situation has been declared as alarming

Zica is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito also known to carry the yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya viruses.

 

Brazil has been struggling to contain the virus for months with the help of public awareness campaigns. On November 28, Brazil’s Health Ministry found the Zika virus in a baby born with microcephaly, during an autopsy.

 

(With Agency inputs)