Title: #Brazil, the #consequences of #Zika affected #babies start to be felt across the #society.
Subject: Zika Virus and Zika Congenital Infection, societal consequences of the epidemic.
Source: The New York Times, full page: (LINK). via Instagram.
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Fluffy clouds fluttered over Maria Farinha Beach one Sunday morning. The clay-colored sand was soft, and Jaqueline Vieira brushed her baby son’s hand through it, trying to awaken his sense of touch. She took him to the water and dipped him in the ocean, jumped him over a wave, swung him high, and dipped him again. Her baby, Daniel, is a child of the Zika epidemic, one of nearly 2,500 babies in #Brazil born to infected mothers. Raising Zika babies is hard enough for families with stable marriages and incomes. But Zika has ripped some marriages apart and torn economic safety nets. Since Daniel’s birth 16 months ago, his 26-year-old mother has separated from her husband. At first, Daniel cried so inconsolably that “I thought my life would end,” Jaqueline said. She lost monthly government assistance, relinquished a job and now patches together a livelihood with other government help. Doctors and researchers are just starting to grasp the medical consequences of #Zika. Visit the link in our profile to read more, and swipe left to see more photos and videos of Daniel by @adrianazehbrauskas.
Keywords: Brazil; Zika Virus; Microcephaly; Society.