Colombia Records High Number Of Zika Cases But Not Related Microcephaly; Researchers Investigate Reasons Why
New York Times: Colombia Is Hit Hard by Zika, but Not by Microcephaly
“…In Brazil, more than 2,000 babies have been born with microcephaly, abnormally small heads and brain damage caused by the Zika virus. In Colombia, officials had predicted there might be as many as 700 such babies by the end of this year. There have been merely 47. … Had the rest of the Americas been as affected as northeastern Brazil, a tidal wave of microcephaly would be washing over the region. Most experts say that will not happen, but they are at a loss as to why…” (McNeil/Cobb, 10/31).
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