Mexico is warning of an “unacceptable” rise in cases of the Zika virus, with the country’s health ministry warning of “unreasonable” increases in hospitalizations and the birth defects that occur with it.
The government agency on Monday issued a statement, which cited the recent uptick in the number of reported cases in the state of Guanajuato, which borders the U.A.E. country.
The statement said that during the week of April 28-30, the government agency recorded over 9,000 cases of microcephaly in the region of Guanapatepec, including an increase of 1,600 in a month.
The government also said that of the 5,700 new cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome reported in Guanajuvuato during the same time period, 3,600 were due to Zika.
The new cases in Guanapattepec have also prompted the health ministry to issue a warning of a “unexpected increase in cases.”
The agency noted that the number is much higher than the previous peak, which was in March.
In the past, the increase was usually limited to a small number of people, and cases are generally seen to be very low in comparison to other diseases.
According to the statement, the previous number of cases in April was about 100, and the number in March was about 150.