Two pregnant women have tested positive for the zika virus

Two pregnant women have tested positive for zikavirusetJackeline, 26, holds her son who is 4-months old and born with microcephaly, in front of their house in Olinda, near Recife, Brazil.Photo.REUTERS/Nacho Doce/Files

Two pregnant women in Norway have tested positive for the zika virus.  Healthcare providers will follow up with regular ultrasound examinations in order to examine if the fetus may have got the birth injury microcephaly.
A total of 50 samples have been analyzed since the embryological centers began offering tests in this country in February. The centers now receive five to ten samples for analysis every day.
– Three tested positive, and  out ot those three, two are pregnant women,  Executive Vice President John-Arne Røttingen at the NIPH says.
All three infected have been in areas that have seen outbreaks of the virus. The virus is transmitted predominantly by mosquitoes, and Røttingen emphasizes that there is no danger that it will spread in Norway.
– The risk is zero, he said.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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