On February 28, 2022, news broke out about the death of Zain Nadella the son of Microsoft Executive Chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella. Zain was only 26 six years of age at the time of his passing. Zain was born with cerebral palsy (CP). CP is a congenital disorder of movement, muscle tone, the posture that occurs due to the damage caused to the brain and accounts for the most common motor disability in childhood.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the year 2000, the prevalence rate of cerebral palsy in the US was 3.1 per 1000 children. A report by the Indian Institute of CP states that in India approximately 33,000 people suffer from cerebral palsy. They also report that when looking at the worldwide incidence rate, one in 500 born babies suffers from cerebral palsy.
Early detection can prevent morbidity
Currently, there are no definitive tests to detect CP, but good nutrition, proper medical care and rubella vaccination before pregnancy can prevent the chances of the child developing cerebral palsy. There are also many soft signs of CP which can be picked up at early stages.
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