Every 22nd of the month is 22q@ZooWorld2!
Because of the way our understanding of the 22q11.2 deletion evolved, several different names continue to be used for what we now know to be the same condition. These older terms include DiGeorge syndrome (DGS), velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS), conotruncal anomaly face syndrome (CTAF), Opitz G/BBB syndrome, and Cayler cardiofacial syndrome. Genetically speaking, there is no detectable difference in the microdeletions found in people with VCFS versus those with DGS or the other related syndromes. Individuals with these diagnoses all have the same underlying condition: the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. The Foundation aims to bring us all together by educating the public and professionals about the deletion’s many names.
22q11 Deletion Syndrome is one of 7,000 rare diseases.
Official 22q Site: www.22q.org
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Zoo World 2 dedicates the 22nd of every month as 22q@ZooWorld2 Awareness Day in Zoo World 2.
On November 22nd, look out for the special 22q Monument in front of the gate entrance to your zoo. Clicking on the 22q Monument will award you with Zoo Bucks every 1 hour. Be sure to spread the word to bring awareness about 22q11.2 deletion syndrome by sharing the information with your friends on your Facebook wall!
22q11.2 deletion syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that can include a wide range of health, physical and developmental issues, including heart defects, immune and growth deficiencies, speech problems, emotional and behavioral issues and learning disabilities in some individuals.