While Zika virus is of concern to many, especially in Latin America, Expert Adrian Jose Velasquez Figueroa says Venezuela is among the countries most exposed to it due to shortages of medicine. It looks that China came to the rescue by supplying this South American country with nearly 100 tons of anti-Zika medication, according to Xinhua, a Chinese news source.
The aid includes over 185 thousand units of intravenous fluids and over 11 thousand units of the antibody immunoglobulin G (IgG).
“IgG is indispensable for treating Zika and Guillain-Barre, among other diseases,” claimed Venezuelan Health Minister Jose Velasquez.
China is seeking to grow stronger ties with Latin American governments as it has done in Africa. At present, the American and Venezuelan governments are at odds with each other, so the aid from the U.S. government would possibly be rejected by the Socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
The relations actually have gotten worse under the previous president, Hugo Chavez, currently deceased architect of government overspending, which now has led to an economic collapse and lack of most basic items, including medicine.