More pregnant women infected by Zika in Norway

ZikaAedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo

It is confirmed in Norway that ten more pregnant women are infected with Zika virus, according to Public Health (FHI).

The people who have tested positive are being followed closely by FHI to clarify whether they have been infected before or during pregnancy, reported VG newspaper.

In total, FHI registered 30 people infected in Norway and 499 people have so far been tested for the virus.

On Friday people health crisis was declared on the resort island of Puerto Rico for almost 2,000 new Zika-infected people last week.

Earlier in August, pregnant women advised not to travel to the city of Miami in Florida because of the danger of infection.

There is broad scientific consensus that Zika virus can cause Guillain-Barre syndrome, microcefali and other neurological complications.

Microcefali is a serious neurological condition in newborns which means that the skull is small and usually as a result of that the brain has evolved abnormalities in fetal life.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today