COVID-19 hits Brazilian families dealing with Zika especially hard

When COVID-19 first arrived in Brazil, Germana Soares was concerned about how it would interact with other health issues in her community.

“I thought there would be a lot of deaths,” she said. “We have a very high number of deaths of children from respiratory infections. And we were all very concerned because COVID[-19] also acts in that area.”

Soares is the founder and director of UMA, the Union of Mothers of Angels, an association of 431 mothers of children with Zika-induced microcephaly in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco. Zika is the mosquito-borne virus that exploded across Latin America in 2015.


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