Colombia Conducts More Rigorous Case Reviews To Determine Zika-Linked Birth Defects
Wall Street Journal: Colombia’s Careful Approach Leads to Slower Reporting of Zika-Linked Defects
“Cases of brain abnormalities in babies linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus have been revised lower in Brazil, but are on the rise in neighboring Colombia. … Colombia took a far more cautious approach [than Brazil] — reporting cases only after weeks or months of painstaking research to confirm that a reported birth defect was indeed an abnormality, and then to link the defect definitely to Zika…” (Muñoz, 12/29).
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