US reviews microcephaly response in American Samoa
United States authorities say they are reviewing American Samoa’s capability to handle a case of microcephaly as a result of the Zika virus.
Since Zika was first discovered in the territory at the beginning of the year, the Centre for Disease Control has sent teams to American Samoa to help identify, treat and document cases.
The latest Zika count for the territory is 776 suspected cases with 44 confirmed of whom 16 are pregnant women. A CDC epidemiologist, Gerry Farjardo, said there is a suspected link between the virus and microcephaly, a neurological disorder associated with unusually small heads on babies. RNZI