Colombia Reports 2 More Zika-Linked Birth Defect Cases; Number Of Microcephaly Cases Remain Stable In Brazil
New York Times: Colombia Confirms More Birth Defects Linked to Zika
“Colombian health officials said on Tuesday that they had confirmed two more cases of babies born with brain damage to mothers who had Zika during pregnancy, but said overall cases of the mosquito-borne virus were decreasing in the country…” (Kaplan/McNeil, 4/26).
Reuters: Brazil says Zika-linked microcephaly cases stable at 4,908
“The number of confirmed and suspected cases of microcephaly in Brazil associated with the Zika virus remained stable at 4,908 in the week through April 23, just one case more than a week earlier, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday…” (Haynes/Boadle, 4/26).
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