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Zika could infect 93 million people in Latin America in 3 years

Zika could infect 93 million people in Latin America in 3 years

Nature Microbiology states that about 93 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean will be infected by the Zika virus in the next three The study was carried out by scientists at Notre Dame University in partnership with the University of Southampton, both in the United States, and used as a basis local projections on the number of people which can be infected in five-kilometer quadrants across the continent. The research failed to estimate an exact number of children who will be affected by congenital problems due to Zika virus infection, as the proportion of women infected for cases of Zika. But experts believe that tens of thousands of children may have problems like microcephaly.

With information from the newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo.


Different blood pressure in each arm may indicate cardiac risk

Different blood pressure in each arm may indicate cardiac risk

A study published in the online edition of the magazine Lancet has shown that measuring systolic blood pressure in both arms can be an effective way to detect silent vascular problems. The analysis was led by researchers at Exeter University in England. Is your blood pressure healthy? To reach this conclusion, the researchers reviewed 28 previous studies that had measured the pressure of the participants involved in the right and left arm.

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Escape room: game proposes interactive challenge on dengue

Escape room: game proposes interactive challenge on dengue

The task of educating about dengue is a constant effort of health professionals and other areas of society. No one argues that it is important to be well informed to prevent the disease transmitted by Aedes Aegypti from gaining strength. The escape room is a game where participants need to unravel mysteries and puzzles to get out of a dungeon.

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