(MENAFN – Asia Times) A two-year-old boy in Zambia, Philippines, has died due to immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV / AIDS) caused by a human immunodeficiency virus.
According to the authorities, the child received a virus from one of his parents. After his death, health officials are worried about how the disease has affected the largest number of people in the city, according to Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Kibtia Uddina, an assistant city health official, said the disease has already affected all sections of the population, regardless of gender and age.
"This is alarming, because it means that HIV / AIDS is no longer a typical sexual transmission but has already affected the people," Uddin said.
Uddin said that 99% of the HIV / AIDS transmission takes place in sexual activities, while other types of transmission are during pregnancy.
There are currently two cases of HIV / AIDS in pregnant women in Zambia, and two children over six and seven are infected. Both children received a virus from their mothers.
"We do not know the nutritional status of these two children, but we are looking at it now. We will try to do something to extend their lives," said Uddin.
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