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Zika Update for Mexico: Cases Increase by 100, Most in Pregnant Women

Robert Herriman - Outbreak News Today
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July 7, 2016
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Researchers Attacking Zika Virus by Stirring Up Mosquitoes’ Taste Buds (Vanderbilt University)

The number of confirmed Zika virus cases in Mexico increased by 105 in the past week, according to the latest report of the General Directorate of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health published in local media, bringing the country’s total to 667 as of July 4.

In addition, the number of pregnant women grew by 75. The total of Zika virus cases in pregnant women in Mexico now stands at 287.

A breakdown of the cases shows that 242 have been reported in Chiapas, while Oaxaca and Guerrero follow with 196 and 137 cases, respectively. These states also lead in the number of pregnant women infected with Zika virus.

Through June 30, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has reported more than 400,000 suspect Zika virus cases and nearly 57,000 confirmed cases.

See the original at Outbreak News Today

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