Published On: Fri, Apr 1st, 2016

73 zika cases on the island

zika2WILLEMSTAD - The counter reaches 73 zika cases. This is according to epidemiologist Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth. It's about reported and confirmed cases.

Gerstenbluth have put some remarks on the figures: eighty percent of infected people do not get symptoms. The epidemiologist confirms that the virus haunts on the island.

The specialist emphasized that zika should not be underestimated. On the link between the virus and microcephaly, he says that this has not been determined, but already it is clear that the virus can penetrate among pregnant women through the placental barrier and brain barrier.

Pregnant women should therefore continue to protect themselves, according to the epidemiologist.

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