Health authorities project that more than 600,000 people will be infected with the Zika virus this year in Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia (Feb. 21, 2016) — Colombia has now registered more than 37,000 cases of people infected with Zika, including more than 6,300 pregnant women, the country’s National Institute of Health reported Saturday, February 20.
The latest numbers make Colombia the second most affected country in the region, after Brazil
BOGOTA, Colombia (Jan. 31, 2016) — Colombia announced on Saturday, January 30, that more than 2,000 pregnant women in the South American country have been infected with the Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain damage in newborns.
WHO says the explosive spread of Zika virus to new geographical areas, with little population immunity, is (a) cause for concern’
GENEVA, Switzerland (Jan. 25, 2016) — The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects, is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said.
With the sting of a mosquito bite and a fever, many pregnant women may not know that they caught the Zika virus – until it strikes their unborn child
SAO PAULO, Brazil (Jan. 23, 2016) — Alarm over thousands of birth defects blamed on the mosquito-borne Zika virus spread Friday, January 22 as the United States expanded a travel warning for pregnant women.
‘She has not traveled outside the country. This is a home-grown case.’
LA PAZ, Bolivia (Jan. 20, 2016) — A pregnant woman has been diagnosed with Zika in Bolivia, authorities said Tuesday, January 19, the first time the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to birth defects, has been transmitted here.
The virus is believed to cause birth defects as it can spread to the fetus and cause brain shrinkage or death
MIAMI, United States (Jan. 16, 2016) — The United States on Friday warned pregnant women to avoid travel to 14 countries including Brazil due to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects.