Axar.az
UP
23 November 2017


Brazil declared Zika emergency over

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Brazil has declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus, following a sharp decline in cases.

Axar.az reports citing Euronews.

The emergency had been in place since November 2015, when the virus was linked to the birth of babies with abnormally small heads. The threat peaked just as Brazil prepared to host the 2016 Olympics.

Some 7,900 suspected cases of Zika were registered between January and April, a 95 percent drop compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest epidemiological data. To date, more than 2,200 cases of babies born with microcephaly have been confirmed among 10,000 reports of suspicions.

The health ministry said while the disease remains a public health concern, Brazil no longer meets the requirements required to maintain the state of emergency – namely that the epidemic is unexpected, unusual or that it risks spreading abroad.

It added that measures taken to control the population of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes had proved effective in combating not only Zika but also dengue fever and chikunguña.

The World Health Organisation lifted its own international emergency last year, saying Zika is here to stay.

Date
2017.05.12 / 17:29
Author
Axar.az
Comments
loading...
See also

India minister says "sin causes cancer"

Russian meddling in Catalonia’s secession vote

Most Europeans want better relations with Russia, not war

Saudi Arabia uses mercenaries to torture arrested princes

Egypt imposes entry visas on Qatari citizens

6 people suspected of planning terror attack detained

Syrian forces to complete effort to destroy IS

Russia to send oceanographic ship to Argentina

Kerimov to be released on bail

US troops to remain in Syria after ISIS defeat

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla