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Colombia reports 37,000 Zika cases, over 6,300 in pregnant women

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HEALTH THREAT. Doctor William Araya shows a jar with larvas of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, that transmit the Zika virus, the Dengue and the Chikunguna, at a laboratory in San Jose, Costa Rica, January 27, 2016. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA
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.

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Colombia reports over 2,000 Zika cases in pregnant women

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MICROCEPHALY AND THE ZIKA VIRUS. Maria Camila Davila (L) and Angelica Prato (2nd-L), infected by the Zika virus, wait to be attended at the Erasmo Meoz University Hospital in Cucuta, Colombia, on January 25, 2016. Photo by Schneyder Mendoza/AFP
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.

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Zika virus spreading to nearly all countries in the Americas

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SPREAD. A specialist fumigates the Nueva Esperanza graveyard in the outskirts of Lima, Peru on January 15 to prevent Chikunguya and Zika virus, which affect several South American countries. Photo by Ernesto Benavides/AFP
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.

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Birth defects in Latin America spark Zika virus panic

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ZIKA VIRUS. A pregnant woman stands at her house in a zone of the shanty town of Beco do Sururu, located close to Boa Viagem, the richest neighborhood of city of Recife, Brazil, January 22, 2016. Recife is the Brazilian city with more cases of Zika virus. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA
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.

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Zika spreads to Bolivia, infecting pregnant woman

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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Nelson Almeida/AFP
‘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.

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US issues travel warning for pregnant women on Zyka Virus

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THE OTHER MOSQUITO INFECTION. Zika virus is transmitted by daytime mosquitoes under the genus Aedes. Credit: Photo from Wikipedia
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.

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