Centers For Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) in central Anerica and Carribeans announced yersterday that Pregnant Women should consider postponing travels to 14 countries within the afore-mentioned regions where ZIKA VIRUS TRANSMISSION IS ONGOING. The countries includes:
- El Salvador
- French Guiana
- Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
This because of the growing link between the Zika virus and microencephaly. Roughly 1 in 5 persons infected with the virus will develop symptoms such as fever, rash, joint pain, and conjuctivitis. The symptoms usually mild and lasts a few days to a week. There is no vaccine to prevent Zika or medicine to treat it.
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