Zika Virus: El Salvador Urges Women Not To Get Pregnant Until 2018

Date: 25-01-2016 1:51 pm (5 years ago) | Author: CLARA JANCITA
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Health authorities in El Salvador have warned women not to get pregnant till 2018 in other to control the birth defects arising from a deadly scourge.
Authorities in El Salvador are urging women not to get pregnant until 2018 in an effort to halt a surge of birth defects that are suspected to stem from a virus spread by a mosquito.
Known as Zika virus, it is spreading through the entire Latin American region and the Caribbean. The vector is Aedes mosquito, known to carry yellow and dengue fevers.
Other Latin American countries, such as  Colombia and Ecuador, as well as Jamaica, have recommended delaying pregnancies, though not for an entire two years.

The rest of Latin America has responded  with different tactics, ranging from widespread fumigation efforts to directing citizens not to be bitten by the Aedes mosquito.
So far, the hardest hit nation in the region  has been Brazil, where more than a million cases have been confirmed, including nearly 4,000 cases of microcephaly in newborns that could be linked to Zika. Microcephaly is a rare, incurable condition in which an infant’s head is abnormally small.

El Salvador appears to have taken the most dramatic step so far, though the recommendation is not official policy. In a region that is largely Roman Catholic, the request has raised concern from the church, and many Salvadorans question the rationale for upending the national birthrate in order to counter the suspected effects of a virus.
Salvadoran officials defended the measure  in an interview.

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“If we don’t make any recommendations to  the population, we could have a high incidence of microcephaly,”said Eduardo Antonio Espinoza Fiallos, the vice minister of health.“Of those children, 99 percent will survive, but with limitations in their mental faculties.”


Posted: at 25-01-2016 01:51 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 25-01-2016 01:55 PM (5 years ago)
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that is the better solution for now!! no babies at all
Posted: at 25-01-2016 01:55 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- BournIdentity at 25-01-2016 01:55 PM (5 years ago)
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E get sometin wey person go talk u go wan shootam 4 mouth abi na 4 hand sef
Posted: at 25-01-2016 01:55 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- kp45 at 25-01-2016 02:00 PM (5 years ago)
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Eh eh eh
Posted: at 25-01-2016 02:00 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- emma4love3 at 25-01-2016 02:43 PM (5 years ago)
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wahala dey oooooh....zika ke
Posted: at 25-01-2016 02:43 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- akinmanchy at 25-01-2016 03:12 PM (5 years ago)
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Alright noted

Posted: at 25-01-2016 03:12 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- diezo at 25-01-2016 03:23 PM (5 years ago)
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ZIKA WETIN UNA CALL AM MAKE UNA JUST END AM FOR DAT WAY MAKE UNA NO ALLOW DAT UNA MOSQUITO WEY BE D CARRIER CARRY AM PASS BORDER O! NA RAT WEY I NO KNOW WHICH COUNTRY THEM COME FROM CROSS BORDER COME DEY TERRORIZE US SO WITH LASSA AND WE NEVER FINISH WITH AM COME EVERYBODY STAY HIM COUNTRY WITH HIM DISEASE AND ANIMALS MAKE PEACE FOR RAIN يراقب الله !!!
Posted: at 25-01-2016 03:23 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- winiluv at 25-01-2016 05:20 PM (5 years ago)
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Diezo u are very funny. I believe u
Posted: at 25-01-2016 05:20 PM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- AmazingMarie at 25-01-2016 05:23 PM (5 years ago)
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no w its zika virus no more ebola. Hod will protect those that believe in him.
Posted: at 25-01-2016 05:23 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- zezprincess at 25-01-2016 05:29 PM (5 years ago)
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The only way,The hard way,Too many new virus abi disease for this world,God help us.
Posted: at 25-01-2016 05:29 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 25-01-2016 06:33 PM (5 years ago)
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Hmmmmmmmmm na wa o
Posted: at 25-01-2016 06:33 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Novic at 25-01-2016 07:32 PM (5 years ago)
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MAKE UNA JUST END AM FOR
DAT WAY MAKE UNA NO
ALLOW DAT UNA MOSQUITO
WEY BE D CARRIER CARRY AM
PASS BORDER O! NA RAT WEY I NO KNOW WHICH COUNTRY
THEM COME FROM CROSS
BORDER COME DEY
TERRORIZE US SO WITH
LASSA AND WE NEVER FINISH
WITH AM COME EVERYBODY STAY HIM COUNTRY WITH HIM
DISEASE AND ANIMALS MAKE
PEACE FOR RAIN
Posted: at 25-01-2016 07:32 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- SOGaiya at 25-01-2016 07:39 PM (5 years ago)
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God d creator of Heaven and Earth deliver us from all Evils Amin
Posted: at 25-01-2016 07:39 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ennyolalekan at 25-01-2016 09:16 PM (5 years ago)
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story taller
Posted: at 25-01-2016 09:16 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ennyolalekan at 25-01-2016 09:17 PM (5 years ago)
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story taller
Posted: at 25-01-2016 09:17 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Anny01 at 25-01-2016 10:19 PM (5 years ago)
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Them no go do that thing again? What a world of Lies?
Posted: at 25-01-2016 10:19 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DAMILARE100 at 25-01-2016 10:27 PM (5 years ago)
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That one go de very hard oooop.
Posted: at 25-01-2016 10:27 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Oworen25 at 26-01-2016 05:10 AM (5 years ago)
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NO ALLOW DAT UNA MOSQUITO WEY BE D CARRIER CARRY AM PASS BORDER O! NA RAT WEY I NO KNOW WHICH COUNTRY THEM COME FROM CROSS BORDER COME DEY TERRORIZE US
Posted: at 26-01-2016 05:10 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Trueyarn at 26-01-2016 11:08 AM (5 years ago)
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See gbege,all this yeye virus abeg make them leave earth go another planet nah.
Posted: at 26-01-2016 11:08 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- DAMILARE100 at 26-01-2016 01:52 PM (5 years ago)
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E no go work for naija especially for the north
Posted: at 26-01-2016 01:52 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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