April 24, 2016

72,000 infected with Zika in Colombia since October

Some 72,000 people, including about 13,000 pregnant women, have been infected with the Zika virus in Colombia since October 2015, health officials say.

Colombia's National Health Institute (INS) reported on Saturday that in addition to the cases of Zika infection, four cases of microcephaly, an irreversible condition in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and damaged brains, have been identified in the South American country,.. Read more.


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