Global Public Health



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Medical Education | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion | Virus Diseases

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This document covers zika virus as a public health issue in Peru. Peru is a coastal country in South America. It has a population of 31,777,000 and faces many problems in the years to come. Some of those problems are a largely informal economy, the melting of glaciers, and lots of the population are impoverish and under-educated. These challenges the country is facing makes zika virus more dangerous. Zika virus is a disease that is spreading across the world and is most dangerous to pregnant women because it can cause birth defects for the child, such as microcephaly. In this document there is more information on zika virus and its dangers to Peru, as well as a my own solution to the problem.