USA TODAY Examines How Brazilian City, Families Addressing Care, Treatment For Zika-Affected Infants
USA TODAY: A year later, Brazil town that spawned Zika struggles with virus
“…One year ago, the mosquito-borne Zika virus broke out in this impoverished northeast region of Brazil, producing a surge in microcephaly cases linked to the virus and spreading the disease to more than 60 countries, including the United States. … USA TODAY visited this city [Campina Grande] at the epicenter of the outbreak to examine how a team of health professionals and public officials have combined research, treatment, and support to understand the illness and mitigate its effects…” (Steiker-Ginzberg/Lozada, 11/25).
USA TODAY: Brazilian women with Zika-infected babies pray for cure
“…[Miriam de França] Araújo was among the first group of mothers and infants to be enrolled in a new microcephaly unit at a local hospital [in Campina Grande], where a team of doctors and therapists treat children born with Zika-related disorders. … The microcephaly unit has become a place of solidarity, where more than 100 women — many of them poor — lend each other support, share ideas, and discuss ways to advocate on behalf of their children…” (Steiker-Ginzberg/Lozada, 11/28).
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