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WHO estimates a thousand new cases of microcephaly in Brazil

WHO estimates a thousand new cases of microcephaly in Brazil

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that Brazil may have at least 1 thousand new cases of microcephaly associated with Zika virus infection during pregnancy. The statement was made director of Children's Health of the entity, Anthony Costello, and Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Program, Pete Salama, during a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

"We know that in Brazil, where the problem was first detected, there are now 2,100 confirmed cases, but there are still many others being investigated. of microcephaly are identified, "commented Anthony Costello.

The Ministry of Health believes that the country has 3,086 cases in research for microcephaly associated with Zika. Despite the large number of cases, experts should investigate, analyze and follow up one by one.

The Director of Children's Health of WHO warned about the lack of a system of enforcement that does not exist in many countries: "We are talking about a virus that causes neurological damage and potentially life-long disability, which represents a major blow to these families. "

Last Friday (18), WHO declared an end to the international health emergency declared a year after the "We are not diminishing the importance of Zika by putting this as a longer work program, we are sending the message that Zika is here to stay," said Zika. said Dr. Peter Salama.


WHO will define new congenital Zika virus virus

WHO will define new congenital Zika virus virus

In its monthly newsletter of June, the World Health Organization separated the editorial from the publication to talk about defining the new congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection still in the womb. > For specialists, the number of abnormalities seen in babies born to women who have contracted the virus suggests the presence of a congenital syndrome, but for it to be fully defined, effective sharing of information and data is needed.

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Ministry of Health includes new treatment for Alzheimer's in the SUS

Ministry of Health includes new treatment for Alzheimer's in the SUS

Patients who treat Alzheimer's disease may receive memantine. The announcement was made on Thursday (09) in the Federal Official Gazette. According to the publication, the SUS will have a maximum of 180 days to effect distribution. Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative disease without a cure , which causes the decline of cognitive functions and reaches mainly people over 60.

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