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Nearly 72,000 cases of Zika in Colombia since October

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CAMPAIGN AGAINST ZIKA. View of a poster against the Aedes aegypti mosquito – vector of Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya.– on the door of a pregnant woman on February 17, 2016, in Cali, Colombia. Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP

Mosquito-borne Zika is present in 130 countries and recent studies have shown it can also be transmitted sexually between human carriers

BOGOTA, Colombia (Apr. 24, 2016) — Nearly 72,000 cases of Zika have been reported in Colombia since October 2015, with almost 13,000 occurring in pregnant women, although the country is going through a decline in outbreaks, health authorities said Saturday, April 23.

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New study ‘strongest’ proof Zika causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome

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ZIKA VIRUS. Ana Beatriz is held by her father Alipio Martin during a medical appointment at the Altino Ventura Foundation in Recife, Brazil, January 29, 2016. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA
Zika is usually no more harmful than a bad cold or mild flu, but global anxiety about the mosquito-borne virus has been driven by its probable link to microcephaly and GBS

GENEVA, Switzerland (Mar. 5, 2016) — A study published this week was the strongest piece of evidence yet that that the Zika virus causes the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome, but more research was needed, the UN said Friday, March 4.

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