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Puerto Vallarta reports state’s third case of Zika found in pregnant woman

Puerto Vallarta has reported Jalisco’s third case of Zika in a pregnant woman, this is the eleventh case of the virus found in the state of Jalisco this year.

The woman was diagnosed at 14 weeks, within the threshold for being at risk for complications.

“The woman is 34-years-old from Puerto Vallarta … the concern today is that she was infected before week 20, which is still the period of embryogenesis and much depends also on the immune system of the patient … the more replication of virus in the mother, affects and seeps the placental barrier,” said Health secretary in Jalisco, Antonio Cruces Mada.

Therefore, the SSJ maintained virological monitoring and ecosonographic of the patient, which is served in a medical unit of Puerto Vallarta, the official said.

The two other pregnant women who had the infection transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti are considered safe from risks of complications with their baby. These cases occurred in Zapopan and Tlaquepaque, the first case having already delivered her child without any complications.

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