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A Spanish woman who caught Zika while travelling in South America has discovered her unborn baby has microcephaly.

The unnamed woman, from Catalonia, was told her baby has several abnormalities at her 20-week scan.

Today, the country's Health Ministry confirmed it was Spain's first case.  



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Spain records first case of Zika-related microcephaly: 20-week scan reveals unborn baby has 'several abnormalities' 

  • Pregnant woman caught Zika while she was travelling in South America 
  • Severe birth defect causes brain damage and abnormally small heads
  • Spanish media have reported the unidentified woman will keep baby
  • World Health Organisation says it could spread to Europe in summer 

 

 

A Spanish woman who caught Zika while travelling in South America has discovered her unborn baby has microcephaly.

The unnamed woman, from Catalonia, was told her baby has several abnormalities at her 20-week scan.

Today, the country's Health Ministry confirmed it was Spain's first case.  

The mosquito-borne Zika virus has been linked to hundreds ofcases of microcephaly in countries such as Brazil, which hasdeclared a public health emergency over the disease.

The birth defect is marked by babies born with brainabnormalities and undersized heads.

A Spanish woman discovered her unborn child has microcephaly, a birth defect marked by babies born with brain abnormalities and undersized heads, at her 20 week scan (file photo)

A Spanish woman discovered her unborn child has microcephaly, a birth defect marked by babies born with brain abnormalities and undersized heads, at her 20 week scan (file photo)

Though dozens of people in Spain and Europe are known tohave contracted Zika, usually after spending time in affectedcountries, there have so far been few cases of babies developingmicrocephaly symptoms as a result in the region.

In February, Spain was found to have the first case in Europe of a pregnant woman with the virus. It is not known if this woman was the first to be diagnosed.

The Spanish government said it has identified 105 people infected with Zika, 13 of them pregnant women.

'A (pregnant) woman was infected by Zika and dengue and thefoetus shows signs of having developed various malformations,'health authorities in the northern Spanish region of Cataloniasaid in a statement.

The woman, who is 20 weeks into her pregnancy, has decidedto keep the baby, Spanish media reported.

It is thought she contracted the virus, as well as Dengue fever, several months ago while travelling in South America.

A similar case was diagnosed in Slovenia, in a woman whobecame pregnant living in Brazil and who aborted the foetus.

Zika has been sweeping through South and Central America and the Caribbean and making its way north to the United States.

Experts say people in Europe should brace themselves as mosquitoes carrying the virus are expected to flock to the continent as summer arrives.

Scientists have proved the Zika virus - carried by the Aedes albopictus mosquito pictured - can cause microcephaly. The first case of a Spanish woman's unborn child having the condition has been diagnosed after she went for her 20-week scan which showed 'several malformations'
 

Scientists have proved the Zika virus - carried by the Aedes albopictus mosquito pictured - can cause microcephaly. The first case of a Spanish woman's unborn child having the condition has been diagnosed after she went for her 20-week scan which showed 'several malformations'

In February the World Health Organization declared Zika a global health emergency. 

The connection between Zika and microcephaly came to light last fall in Brazil, which has now confirmed more than 1,100 cases of microcephaly that it considers to be related to Zika infections in the mothers.

The case in Spain comes just says after scientists warned the risk was more dangerous in pregnant women than first feared.

Experts are now linking it to several neurological conditions - in addition to microcephaly.

Dr Renato Sa, an obstetrician and foetal medicine specialist, said he believes babies in up to a fifth of pregnant women with the virus could be affected.

 

Othercountries such as France have reported cases of the Zika virusbeing sexually-transmitted.

There is no cure or treatment for the virus, which isusually transmitted by mosquitoes and has spread to more than 30countries. 



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Fri May 6, 2016 5:30am EDT

Spain gets first case of Zika-related brain defect in a fetus

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Spain has recorded its first case of a fetus developing the microcephaly birth defect after a pregnant woman became infected with the Zika virus, health authorities said late on Thursday.

Spain has recorded 13 expectant mothers who have contracted the virus after traveling overseas, though no others are known to have developed defects.

The mosquito-borne Zika virus has been linked to hundreds of cases of microcephaly in countries such as Brazil, which has declared a public health emergency over the disease.

The birth defect is marked by babies born with brain abnormalities and undersized heads.

Though dozens of people in Spain and Europe are known to have contracted Zika, usually after spending time in affected countries, there have so far been few cases of babies developing microcephaly symptoms as a result in the region.

"A (pregnant) woman was infected by Zika and dengue and the fetus shows signs of having developed various malformations," health authorities in the northern Spanish region of Catalonia said in a statement.

The woman, who is 20 weeks into her pregnancy, has decided to keep the baby, Spanish media reported.

A similar case was diagnosed in Slovenia, in a woman who became pregnant living in Brazil and who aborted the fetus.

Spain had 105 known cases of Zika infections at the latest count, all of which resulted from traveling overseas. Other countries such as France have reported cases of the Zika virus being sexually-transmitted.

There is no cure or treatment for the virus, which is usually transmitted by mosquitoes and has spread to more than 30 countries.

 

(Reporting by Sarah White; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-zika-spain-idUSKCN0XX0Q4

 

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Spain reported the first European case of the Zika virus in February in a woman who had recently returned from South America.

10:52, UK,Friday 06 May 2016

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Spain has recorded its first case of the Zika-related microcephaly birth defect in the foetus of a pregnant woman who travelled to South America.

The health department for the northeastern region of Catalonia said the woman travelled to the continent some months ago.

"A pregnant woman was infected by Zika and dengue and the foetus has shown various defects," it said in a statement.

Babies with the defect are born with abnormally small heads and sometimes brain damage.

According to official statistics, 105 people in Spain have been infected with the mosquito-borne virus.

Baby in Brazil with microcephaly after mother got Zika virus while pregnant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Spanish authorities have said all the infection cases - including 13 pregnant women - are "imported cases" found in people either "from, or who have visited affected countries" in Latin America.

The current Zika outbreak began in early 2015 in Brazil, where around 1.5 million infections have been reported. Since then, the epidemic has spread to several other countries in the Americas.

Scientists believe the virus has been responsible for a surge in Brazilian infants born with microcephaly.

There is no vaccine or treatment for the virus, which in most people causes only mild symptoms, such as a rash, joint pain or fever.

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In February, Spain confirmed the first case in Europe of a pregnant woman being diagnosed with the Zika virus.

The health ministry said the woman had recently returned from Colombia, where it is believed she was infected.

The World Health Organisation has declared the microcephaly condition a global public health emergency.

It has advised countries not to accept blood donations from people who have visited Zika-affected regions.

http://news.sky.com/story/1691378/first-zika-related-birth-defect-in-spain

 

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AND THERE ARE 39 CASES IN CATALONIA, ALL IMPORTED

Detected the first case in Spain of a fetus with microcephaly by zika

The mother, who would have been infected on a trip to Latin America, has stated its intention to go ahead with the pregnancy
Photo: Image of a baby born with microcephaly in Brazil.  (EFE)
Image of a baby born with microcephaly in Brazil. (EFE)

The first case of microcephaly of a fetus by contagion from the Zika virus in Spain has been detected in a pregnant woman in  Catalonia .

As reported 8TV and have confirmed to EFE medical sources, the mother, who would have been infected on a trip to Latin America , he has stated its intention to go ahead with the pregnancy, which is in its week number 20. Currently, in Catalonia there are 39 zika cases,  of which 15 are men and 24 women, four of whom are pregnant, so they are subject "to strict controls newspapers to know the evolution of the fetus."

 

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The Department of Health of the Government has issued a statement informing that one of these four women is infected zika and dengue and the fetus has"various malformations" . In the remaining three cases, the fetuses aredeveloping well, in addition, according to Health, if an infected woman for months by the virus Zika was mother recently and both she and the baby are in perfect condition occurs and no They present any complications.

In this regard, the Ministry of Health has sought to convey a message of calm and reiterate that, to date, in Catalonia no indigenous transmission of Zika virus and that all cases detected so far have been imported.  The Government stresses that It continues to apply the protocol of care for pregnant women who have been at risk of contracting this virus, so that a thorough monitoring of pregnant women and their babies after delivery is made.

The Public Health Agency of Catalonia reiterates the importance of informing the existing risk to pregnant women who plan to travel to endemic areas, mainly Caribbean, South and Central America and Africa. They advise that, as far as possible, these women postpone their trip until the end of pregnancy.

http://www.elconfidencial.com/espana/cataluna/2016-05-05/detectado-caso-virus-zika-feto-microcefalia_1195628/

 

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Detect the first fetus associated with microcephaly Zika virus in Spain

Health authorities in the Spanish region of Catalonia (northeast) Thursday announced the first case of microcephaly in Spain associated with the Zika virus, detected in the fetus of a pregnant woman.

"A pregnant woman has been infected by dengue and zika and the fetus has several defects," he said the regional health department said in a statement.

This is the first case of microcephaly associated with the Zika virus in Spain where, according to the ministry last updated on May 3 Health, there are 105 people infected, thirteen of them pregnant women.

"All of them in people from or who had visited affected countries, so it is imported cases," the ministry said.

This latest outbreak of zika, a virus transmitted by mosquito aedes aegypti, virus appeared in Latin America in 2015 and quickly spread throughout the region. The most affected country is Brazil, with about 1.5 million infected.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a health emergency by the possible link between the spread of zika in pregnant women and an increase in cases of babies with microcephaly.

In mid-April, researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a US federal agency, confirmed that this virus "cause microcephaly and other severe brain defects in the fetus."

This serious and irreversible malformation is characterized by an abnormally small skull size in newborns and associated neurological deficits. 

http://www.eluniverso.com/noticias/2016/05/05/nota/5563170/detectan-primer-feto-microcefalia-asociado-virus-zika-espana\

 

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Spain detects first case of a fetus zika

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Barcelona- Catalonia has registered the first case in Spain of microcephaly in a fetus by Zika virus. According 8tv has advanced, the mother, 20 weeks pregnant, had traveled to areas of Latin America a few months ago and had been infected with this virus and dengue. This is the first case detected in Spain and the second in Europe.

Until last Tuesday , May 3, and according to the Ministry of Health in Spain they have been diagnosed 105 confirmed cases of Zika virus infection. All are people who came from Latin America and the Caribbean or who had visited the continent. That is, what is technically known as "imported cases", a feature that also meets infection detected yesterday in women living in Catalonia. The National Epidemiological Surveillance Network , which works with the Carlos III Institute of Health and the autónomas- communities reported that, of those 105 cases, 33 patients are in Catalonia, 27 in Madrid, 10 in Aragon, Castilla y Leon nine, four in Galicia, three in Valencia, three in Navarra, three in Andalusia, three Canary Islands, two in Asturias, two in Murcia, two in La Rioja, two in the Balearic Islands, one in the Basque Country and one in Castilla-La Mancha.Thirteen of those stories were women who were pregnant at the time of the taking of samples. But in 12 of those cases, the fetus has not acquired the disease, a fact that itself has now occurred and that is the first case in Spain of a fetus with microcephaly by zika. Of the four pregnant and infected women living in Catalonia, one of them registered "defects" in the fetus, according to the Department of Health of the Generalitat. Despite this, the patient has decided tocontinue the pregnancy. In all other cases, the fetuses aredeveloping well. Moreover, the coincidence that a woman infected for months by the Zika virus has recently been mother and both she and the baby is given, are in perfect condition and do not present any complications. The Ministry of Health note that in Spain there isa type of mosquito of the genus Aedes (tiger mosquito) "that could transmit the Zika virus if infected by biting a previously infected person." Since the wHO declared an epidemiological alert for the relationship between microcephaly in fetuses with Zika virus, is have registered thousand 198 cases of this disease in fetuses in Brazil, three in Cape Verde, seven in Colombia, eight in French Polynesia, three in Martinique, four in Panama, two in the United States and one in Slovenia. in Europe, a woman Slovenian decided to abort when she met the problems of the fetus.

http://diario.mx/Internacional/2016-05-05_c6fcca5a/detecta-espana-primer-caso-de-zika-en-feto/

 

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Spain: first case of microcephaly in a fetus by zika

The pregnant woman would have been infected in a recent trip to Latin America. The mother has expressed its intention to go ahead with the pregnancy, which is in its 20th week.

Health authorities in Catalonia, the region where the woman resides, said in a statement that the fetus has "various malformations". In Catalonia there are 39 cases of infection Zika virus, of which 15 are men and 24 women, four of whom are pregnant.

healthy babies despite Zika

In three cases, the fetuses are developing well. A woman infected for months by Zika virus recently gave birth and she and the baby are in perfect condition and do not present any complications.

Health authorities reiterate the importance of informing the existing risk to pregnant women who plan to travel to endemic areas, mainly Caribbean, South and Central America and Africa.

They advise that, as far as possible, these women should not until the end of pregnancy. (Efe)

http://www.dw.com/es/españa-primer-caso-de-microcefalia-en-un-feto-por-zika/a-19239206

 

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 Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:45pm IST

First baby with Zika-related microcephaly defect born in Spain

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Spain has recorded its first case of a baby born with the microcephaly birth defect associated to the Zika virus, health authorities said on Monday.

The mother had been diagnosed with the virus in May and had decided to keep the baby, a spokeswoman for the regional health authorities of Catalonia, where the baby was born, told Reuters.

 

(Reporting by Carlos Ruano, writing by Julien Toyer; Editing by Alison Williams)

http://in.reuters.com/article/us-health-zika-spain-idINKCN1051RG?feedType=RSS&feedName=health&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FINhealth+(News+%2F+IN+%2F+Health)

 

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