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This article discusses access to health care for people affected by the Zika Virus in three states in Northeastern Brazil

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Why is it important?

The importance of this work is to expose the difficulties of health care in certain regions of Brazil and thereby draw the attention of the Ministry of Health to the need to expand the maternal and child care network


Critical situations such as the Zika epidemic in Brazil are opportunities to observe the functioning of health systems and seek improvements where they are needed, and also for better preparation for future crises

Paulo Cesar Peiter
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation

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This page is a summary of: Zika epidemic and microcephaly in Brazil: Challenges for access to health care and promotion in three epidemic areas, PLoS ONE, July 2020, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0235010.
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