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Montevideo, September 23rd 2018 - 20:11 UTC

Tag: infant mortality

  • Tuesday, July 17th 2018 - 21:59 UTC

    Zica epidemic and recession have hit the infant mortality rate in Brazil

    The Zika epidemic didn't just lead to a decrease in terms of the number of births also led to an increase in infant deaths due to severe malformations.

    The infant mortality rate in Brazil, which consistently went down since 1990, started going up in 2016. It is believed that the rate for 2017 will also be higher than the 2015 rate. Both the Zika epidemic and the country's economic recession have been highlighted by the Ministry of Health as causes for the rising infant mortality rate.