Alexandra’s mother, Stacey, told reporters that, once the first child was diagnosed, more followed suit before entire neighborhood was plagued with cases quickly. She finds the whole situation strange and, like numerous others, is actively seeking answers. ‘When my child was diagnosed, all of a sudden, the next kid, the next kid,’ described Malheiro to CBS NY about how exactly the scenario developed. ‘I just think it is very coincidental that these children in just a matter of 20 weeks have already been diagnosed with a similar thing,’ Some local occupants point to agricultural pesticides as most likely culprit Though the NYSDH investigation is still underway, some local occupants believe environmental pollution may be the cause. Lifelong resident and Highland Town Supervisor Paul Hansut says that the area has a rich farming history and routine pesticide sprayings may have poisoned the ground and local waterways.Moreover, the tiny drop in the global maternal mortality ratio reflects mainly the declines that have occurred in countries with fairly low degrees of maternal mortality. Countries with the best initial degrees of mortality have made no progress in the last 15 years virtually. Annual decline rate below target The brand new maternal mortality estimates display that while gains are being manufactured in middle-income countries, the annual decline between 1990 and 2005 in sub-Saharan Africa was just 0.1 percent. No region achieved the necessary 5.5 percent annual decline through the same period, although Eastern Asia came to the prospective with a 4 closest.2 percent annual decline and Northern Africa, South-Eastern Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean experienced relatively faster declines than sub-Saharan Africa.