Cases of Zika In Nicaragua Reaches 1,863, of Which 986 Are Pregnant Women

12 new cases reported in the last 2 days, one case of child with microcephaly, daughter of woman with the virus during pregnancy

pregnant teens in Casa Campo Breast Health in La Dalia. PRESS / L.E. M
Pregnant teens in Casa Campo in La Dalia. PRESS / L.E. M

(Today Nicaragua) Health authorities reported today 12 new cases of Zika in the country, bringintthe total to 1,863 patients, of which 986 are pregnant.

Of the 12 positive samples that were added between yesterday and today, seven are of pregnant women, according to the report by the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced by the coordinator of the Council of Communication and Citizenship, Rosario Murillo, through official media .

So far, in Nicaragua only one birth of a child with microcephaly associated zika has been reported, the daughter of a woman who suffered from the disease during pregnancy.

On May 5 an epidemiological alert was declared throughout the national territory due to increased cases of dengue, chikungunya and zika, spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquitos.

The first cases of Zika in Nicaragua were reported by the government on January 27