'We are writing the history of Zika': one year into the crisis in Brazil

'We are writing the history of Zika': one year into the crisis in Brazil
 

Two weeks shy of his first birthday, doctors began feeding José Wesley Campos through a nose tube because swallowing problems had left him dangerously underweight.
Learning how to eat is the baby’s latest struggle as medical problems mount for him and many other infants born with small heads to mothers infected with the Zika virus in Brazil.
“It hurts me to see him like this. I didn’t want this for him,” said José’s mother, Solange Ferreira, breaking into tears as she cradled her son.
A year after a spike in the number of newborns with the defect known as microcephaly, doctors and... read more

 
11 October 2016 in Health, Views: 37
Source: Guardian
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