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The first case of microcephaly was confirmed yesterday. This is a 36 year-old resident Cayenne.
It has not consulted during the first trimester of her pregnancy. She came to the hospital for the first time in early April, at 20 weeks of pregnancy. She then received a complete balance sheet, as at first consultation (an ultrasound and a blood test are provided for each quarter). She wore no symptoms of the virus; but the first blood test revealed that she had been in contact with the zika.
 
 

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First case of microcephaly

Lara DUPUYSaturday, June 18, 2016
First case of microcephaly
(FAM illustration photo)

Regional Health Agency (ARS) yesterday confirmed the first case of brain malformation in children of pregnant women with the virus zika Guyana. He is a resident of Cayenne, which was not consulted in the first trimester.

Since the beginning of the epidemic zika, 595 pregnant women had a positive result for biological virus zika Guyana. The first case of microcephaly was confirmed yesterday. This is a 36 year-old resident Cayenne.
It has not consulted during the first trimester of her pregnancy. She came to the hospital for the first time in early April, at 20 weeks of pregnancy. She then received a complete balance sheet, as at first consultation (an ultrasound and a blood test are provided for each quarter). She wore no symptoms of the virus; but the first blood test revealed that she had been in contact with the zika.The protocol was immediately set up by medical personnel.
The reviews have suspected a brain malformation in children, later confirmed. It must indeed follow the development of a month and a half to two months to eliminate other possible causes of malfunctions. What choice remains to this woman?
ABORT OR KEEP
Accompanied and informed she is currently considering two difficult options to it: choose whether it prefers an abortion or give birth to a child with a severe brain malformation. She is now 32 weeks pregnant. "It's complicated for everyone, including medical teams who will perform the procedure.But his choice will be respected whatever "says Dr. Anne-Marie McKenzie, Director of Public Health and the day before and sanitary safety. Teams to explain and mother to choose, supported by his entourage to pass this difficult test in which religious beliefs may play a role.
The ARS will revive the communication campaign on pregnant women and also insist on their surroundings and the sexual transmission of the virus. The agency states that "Guyana is the only department where all pregnant women have a test to see if they had the zika. Once you know that you are pregnant, consult. And if in doubt, check if you're pregnant. "
For microcephaly can be detected in the first ultrasound. Medical supervision should therefore begin as soon as possible. Terminate a pregnancy is thus revealed less painful, if any.
Consult as soon as possible
If the risk to a mother infected with the virus in the first trimester of pregnancy to have a baby with microcé-Westphalia is quantified approximately 1%, estimates are much lower than in Guiana, which "benefits from the experience of others and so was able to detect cases before the birth, "says Anne-Marie McKenzie.
Despite the weekly decline in the number of cases "clinically suggestive", the epidemic continues in the department, especially in sectors of the coast and the Oyapock.
7830 case "clinically suggestive" of zika have been reported to date.
The Guyana Regional Agency of Health said that pregnant women should be especially careful and adopt protective measures. It emphasizes safe sex, the use of repellents as protective clothing and mosquito net. Equally important preventive measures for the environment and the general population to prevent the spread of the disease. Only those who have already had the zika can not contract it again.
IN NUMBERS
In Brazil
If Guyana is in its first case in Brazil, more than 7500 suspected cases, 1384 cases of microcephaly were found, including 207 with a confirmation of the presence of zika.
In French Polynesia
In French Polynesia, where the population is about the same in Guyana, zika risks for pregnant women was not known when the virus spread there over two years.
The estimate is 13 malformations including 10 micro-céphalies.
In Martinique
In Martinique, other consequences of the disease are regrettable: 23 patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome, death is regrettable and March 22, the first case was detected microcephaly.

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Zika: A case of microcephaly confirmed in Guyana

By Curb iconThomas Delozier - the 20.06.2016
A first case of microcephaly linked to Zika was spotted in Guyana while 595 pregnant women are infected with the virus.

 

A few months after the Martinique , another French department, Guyana, presents a case of microcephaly linked to Zika. The Regional Health Agency (ARS) Friday confirmed the presence of this abnormality in a fetus whose mother, infected with the virus, was under ultrasound monitoring strengthened since April.This monitoring, which allowed the diagnosis, will continue until delivery.

Characterized by a perimeter and a head diameter less than normal, microcephaly causes many different disorders ranging from mild eye problems to mental impairment. According to a recent study, a pregnant woman infected with Zika during pregnancy have between 1 and 13% risk of giving birth to a child victim of this disease.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, 595 pregnant women had a positive result in biological virus in Guyana. A total of 7830 cases "clinically suggestive" were reported in the department. "Despite the weekly decline in patient, the epidemic continues on the Guyana coastline and Oyapock" warns the LRA.

The agency also cautions that "pregnant women should be especially careful and adopt more stringent protective measures." That requires a "protective clothing" using "repellents adapted" as well as "safe sex throughout pregnancy."

Friday, June 17, Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO, called for more funding for research into Zika requesting $ 122 million to major donors: "We need a coordinated international action to improve monitoring and speed up development of diagnostic tests and vaccines to protect populations at risk, "she said. For now, only 4 million were collected by the organization.

http://sante.lefigaro.fr/actualite/2016/06/20/25112-zika-cas-microcephalie-confirme-guyane

 

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Guyana: first case of microcephaly confirmed

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Friday 17 June, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) confirmed a case of brain malformation for a baby, still in the womb of his mother. The pregnant woman, a resident of Cayenne, French Guiana, a region where the Zika virus has spread, was bitten by the tiger mosquito. The 36 year old woman had not seen a doctor in their first trimester of pregnancy, according to information Site France-Guyane.

Microcephaly, detected by ultrasound

To detect this congenital malformation, expectant mothers undergo ultrasound monitoring strengthened since the arrival of the tiger mosquito . It is through an ultrasound that microcephaly baby was found. The health professionals who follow this future mother suspected microcephaly since April, after having had the results of a blood test: the latter revealed that she had been in contact with the tiger mosquito. For the ARS, the future mother will be very medically monitored in the coming weeks.

Two choices are now offering this future mom: keep her baby despite this malformation likely source of heavy handicaps or terminate her pregnancy . Currently, she is in her 32th week of pregnancy , but according to Anne-Marie McKenzie doctor, medical director of the public health and safety and the day before: "his choice will be respected whatever. "

Detect the disease as soon as possible

In Guyana, we count to date 595 mothers with a positive result for the biological Zika virus, according to ARS. It is therefore very important that pregnant women be careful and adopt protective measures, recommends the Regional Health Agency. The first action is to protect the risk of bites (by removing stagnant water and using insecticides and repellents and mosquito nets), the second to be followed carefully by a midwife or gynecologist from that we know pregnant and consult as soon as it is known to have been piqued.Remember, most cases of Zika are asymptomatic (without obvious symptoms). And have protected sex if you live or reside in an area affected by the epidemic because Zika is also a sexually transmitted disease .

In areas affected by the epidemic, there is a weekly decrease in the number of cases"clinically suggestive" , yet the epidemic peak remains. Prudence therefore for all moms and dads.

http://www.neufmois.fr/au-fil-de-lactu/guyane-premier-cas-de-microcephalie-confirme

 

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