Neuro-anthropology of zika-microcephaly and the mayan civilization

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Author: 
Rodrigo Ramos-Zúñiga, J. Alfonso Gutiérrez-Padilla and Héctor R. Pérez-Gómez
Abstract: 

The recent emergency by the presence of the Zika virus and its neurotrophic impact has generated an alert world. This is most significant because a teratogenic result shown in pregnant women vertically, with the consequential impact on fetal neuro-development. The Mayan area is located between the endemic areas that have historically been affected by climatic changes and mutations of certain viruses and vectors that affect human beings. This brief neuro-anthropological analysis raises the possibility that the morphological changes of the skull, the Mayans could have had a therapeutic intention as a possibility and not only cultural purposes.

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