Govt tells women in Pernambuco to stop having kids

microcefalia-arte1(1)Brazil’s Ministry of Health advises women in Pernambuco to put off pregnancy plans until its clear why there has been an increase in cases of babies born with microcephaly (a rare condition in which babies are born with a smaller than normal skull). Until now, 141 cases in 55 cities have been discovered in Pernambuco since August. Levels there are 15 times higher than the average of 9 cases per year registered between 2010 and 2014. In light of the problem, the Ministry declared a state of emergency.

Source (PT)


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