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Acta pediátrica de México

versión On-line ISSN 2395-8235versión impresa ISSN 0186-2391

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LOREDO-ABDALA, A et al. Zika: global ecological catastrophe?. Acta pediatr. Méx [online]. 2016, vol.37, n.6, pp.341-348. ISSN 2395-8235.  https://doi.org/10.18233/apm37no6pp341-348.

In the first quarter of 2016 it has been reported that pregnant women in Brazil, have had a serious consequence in their in utero product, caused by Zika virus infection. The development of microcephaly as well as serious damage to the central nervous and cardiac systems has strongly attracted the attention of the World Health Organization (WHO) government authorities and health of Latin American countries, US and European countries. For this reason greater emphasis has bean given to epidemiologic and personal protection of the civilian population of countries living in tropical and subtropical areas of the world, to avoid being infected by the Zika virus. Special interest has been in pregnant women and those planning to start a pregnancy; visit places of risk and the care they should have with their sexual activity, especially when their male partner has been away or stayed in those countries.

Palabras llave : Zika; microcephaly; heart damage; pregnant women; sexual activity.

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