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SHOCK figures: 229 Zika cases reported in Spain – is the UK next in line for epidemic?

The number of people diagnosed with Zika virus in? Spain has increased from 219 to 229, the Ministry of Health in Spain has revealed.

It is believed that all infected – apart from one – recently traveled abroad. There is a case that has been confirmed as sexually transmitted diseases.

The news about the increasing levels of virus Spain, reported today, including 37 pregnant women who are infected. It is worrying that this figure has increased in two of the last week.

Two cases of pregnancy Zika reported have been confirmed as ‘Zika congenital’ – where the virus has been transferred from the mother to the baby and the baby is born with the virus. It is believed that mothers were infected in high-risk areas.

The first was discovered in Catalonia and is officially the first case of microcephaly in a fetus whose mother was infected with the virus. The second was diagnosed in June.

Pregnant women or women who were trying to get pregnant, have been urged not to travel to the Olympic Games in Rio this year due to Zika threat.

Women also are being urged to not get pregnant until at least eight weeks after returning from Brazil, according to the latest recommendations from health authorities in the United States.

The Spanish Ministry is keen to stress that they have not detected the presence of the mosquito Aedes albopictus – believed to be the only being capable of transmitting the virus -. In Madrid

Zika was described as “public health emergency” by WHO, were estimated after more than one million cases of Zika virus have occurred in Brazil since the beginning of the outbreak.

More than fifty people have been diagnosed with the disease in the UK

Zika in Spain :. Region by region

Catalonia is the region most affected with a total of 87 patients, followed by Madrid with 58.

The rest have fewer cases: 14 in Castilla y Leon, 10 in Galicia, 8 in Valencia, 7 in Andalusia, 6 in La Rioja, 5 Navarra 5 in Baleares, 5 in the Basque Country, 4 in the Canary Islands, 2 in Asturias, 2 in Murcia and 1 in Castilla-la Stain.

The news comes after an Italian in his first 40s was confirmed to be carrying the virus Zika in their sperm for six months s -. which is twice more than any other reported case

doctors Spallanzani Institute for Infectious Diseases in Rome said its monitoring intended patient, now recovered, it was found that the virus was still identifiable in semen 181 days after the onset of their symptoms.

patient who developed fever and rash after returning from Haiti to Italy, was diagnosed with infection Zika (ZIKV) virus in January 2016.

the report said the patient had returned from a two week stay in Haiti, and developed a fever and a rash on his body and arms.

Zika virus is linked babies born with small heads – a condition called microcephaly, which leads to brain damage and learning disabilities. Experts are also investigating whether the virus can lead to joint deformities in newborns.

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