China sends medicine to Venezuela
Venezuelans may be worried about the country’s economic woes more than health concerns, but the South American country is affected by the Zika virus. In a Linked In report, China shipped over 96 tons of Immunoglobulin to the country last week, according to the Chinese News Agency Xinhua.
The Zika virus can be spread by mosquito bites and by sexual intercourse. The most recent breakout started in Brazil. Most people who contract the virus show no symptoms, but it can cause birth defects in pregnant women. According to Dr. Gonzalez, Immunoglobulin is also used to combat autoimmune diseases such as Guillain-Barré Syndrome. This syndrome causes paralysis unless it is treated.
Xinhua says China sent the shipment as part of a mutual cooperation agreement between China and Venezuela. The embattled Mudros government must deal with supply shortages that affect necessities like medicine and food.
Mudros refuses to step down despite repeated demands from his people and one petition asking for a recall election.