Zika Virus Affects Over 120 in Mexico, Including 11 Pregnant Women, Say Health Officials
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March 1, 2016
At Least 11 Pregnant Women Were Infected with Zika Virus in Mexico (wochit News)
The mosquito-borne Zika virus has affected 121 people in Mexico, among them 11 pregnant women, the country’s Secretariat of Health said Tuesday.
The number of infections has gone up by 28 since last week, including by five pregnant women, the secretariat noted.
The southern state of Chiapas accounts for the most number of infections at 57 people, according to the secretariat’s General Directorate of Epidemiology. It is followed by 52 in neighboring Oaxaca, four in the northeastern state of Nuevo Leon and three in Guerrero.
Five additional states have registered one Zika case each.
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