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Cape Verde Microcephaly Cases Increase To Eleven

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Cape Verde has recorded 11 cases of microcephaly associated with Zika virus, and one of the babies diagnosed with the disease was stillborn, according to the country's Ministry of Health, released today (23).

The figures were disclosed by the medical epidemiologist Maria de Lurdes Monteiro, the Integrated Surveillance Service and Responses to Epidemics for reflection and dialogue on the impact of Zika in women, sponsored by UN Women in Cape Verde.

According to the doctor, until the 14th of this month were born 10 babies with microcephaly associated with zika virus. Another was born dead with multiple malformations.

Maria de Lurdes said nine of the cases occurred in the city of Praia and two on the island of Maio, where the death was registered.



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