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First confirmed case in Europe of Zika virus in pregnant woman

First confirmed case in Europe of Zika virus in pregnant woman

Spain confirmed that a pregnant female has actually been identified with the virus Zika, this is the first confirmed case in european zone.

The health and wellness ministry (Ministerio de Sanidad) claimed the pregnant had just recently returned from Colombia, where it is thought she was infected.

Zika, which is spreading out with the Americas, has actually been linked to babies being born with microcephaly (small brain).

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated the microcephaly condition, linked to the mosquito-borne infection, a worldwide hygienics unexpected emergency.

The WHO advised on Thursday to nations not to approve blood donations from individuals that had taken a trip to Zika-affected areas, the AFP information agency reported.

The link between Zika infection as well as microcephaly has not been verified and also the dangers at various stages of pregnancy are unidentified.”.

‘No spreading threat’.

It did not release the female’s name, stating she was among seven confirmed infected in Spain.

It claimed 2 more people remained in Catalonia, 2 in Castile and Leon, 1 in Murcia and also another in Madrid.

“All are healthy,” the ministry included.

It also stressed that “the detected instances of Zika infection in Spain … do not risk spreading the virus in our country as they are imported cases”.

Psychologists like “Federico Garcia Arrillaga” from Psicologo Aranjuez recommend preventive treatment during pregnancy to those mothers with a fetus diagnosed with the virus.