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Zika Confirmed In Three Travelers In Norway

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Norsk pregnant woman has tested positive for Zika

Norwegian Institute of Public Health announced that three people have tested positive for zikaviruset. At least one of them is a pregnant woman, reports several media. - Three have tested positive, says chief physician Jørgen Bjørnholt according to NRK.

http://www.svd.se/norsk-gravid-kvinna-har-testat-positivt-for-zika/om/varlden

 

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Norwegian pregnant woman tested positive for zikaviruset

Three Norwegians totally infected by the virus.

 
 
 
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BER PREGNANT EXPOSE TRAVEL: Maria was born with a deformed brain, probably as a result of her mother being stung by mosquitoes and infected her with zikaviruset. Video: NTB Scanpix

 
 
At least one pregnant woman in Norway tested positive for zikaviruset, according to Public Health (FHI). A total of 50 samples have been analyzed since they foster medical centers began offering testing in this country in February.- There have been people who have been out and pregnant women have investigated them when they come to Norway. Three people have tested positive.At least one of them is pregnant, said Dr. Jorgen Bjørnholt in FHI to Dagbladet. NIPH has made travelwhere they discourage pregnant women to travel to areas where they risk being infected by zikavirus. - But this is not something that is transmitted further in Norway. The women have been infected abroad and do not spread further. It is a disease that is transmitted through mosquitoes. If a man is infected, the virus can survive in the semen and handed over, says Bjørnholt Dagbladet.
 

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Two pregnant women in Norway test positive for Zika virus

Health officials are investigating whether the mosquito-borne virus is linked to birth defects in the children of women who caught the virus while pregnant.

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STOCKHOLM — Health authorities in Norway say two pregnant women have tested positive for the zika virus after travelling in Latin America.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health on has recently tested dozens of people for the virus, mostly pregnant women.

Jon Arne Roettingen told reporters Thursday that so far three tests came back positive. He said two of them were pregnant women and one was a man. All had visited areas affected by the virus in Latin America.

Roettingen could not say whether the virus had affected the pregnancies of the infected women in any way but said they were being closely monitored by health care personnel.

Health officials are investigating whether the mosquito-borne virus is linked to birth defects in the children of women who caught the virus while pregnant.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/world/2016/03/10/2-pregnant-women-in-norway-test-positive-for-zika-virus.html?cq_ck=1457622801582

 

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