Colombian Officials: 3,177 Pregnant Women With Zika Virus, Not a Single Case of Microcephaly



Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has claimed that there is no evidence Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, despite there being 3,177 pregnant diagnosed with the virus. 




A U.S. medical-scientific team has been called in the help to investigate the mosquito-borne virus. It has been started by Brazilian officials that there is a link between the virus and an alarmingly high number of children being born with unusually small heads, known as microcephaly.

Although unconfirmed, the link sparked the World Health Organisation the previously declare an emergency over the virus. The virus has been said to have affected over 25,600 Columbians since it's outbreak. 





Columbian officials have said that three people have died of the Guillain-Barre syndromre, a paralysing disease which is linked to the Zika virus. The Zika virus itself has so far known to have travelled to more than 20 countries in the Americas. 

Global concern over the virus has lead to pregnant women being told to be careful who they kiss, and has called on men to use condoms with their pregnant partners if they are at a possible risk of carrying the virus, having recently visited one of the affected countries.



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