AMERICA/VENEZUELA - Zika virus throughout Latin America

Friday, 29 January 2016 healthcare  

Agência Brasília

Caracas (Agenzia Fides) - The World Health Organization has launched a global alert on the spread of the zika virus. Currently, America is the most affected continent (see Fides 13/01/2016). In Venezuela, there are between 6 and 10 thousand symptomatic cases of the disease, to which are added 30 to 40% of asymptomatic cases. The Minister of Health has confirmed the state of alert and the monitoring of 4700 suspected cases. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 29/01/2016)