In the latest update from the Colombian National Institute of Health (computer translated), health officials reported an additional 1134 suspected Zika virus cases during the past week, with slightly more than half of the cases actually delayed from previous weeks.


During the past month, Colombia has averaged some 1400 Zika cases per week.

Since the beginning of the epidemic in October 2015, through to week 26 of 2016, 8,650 confirmed Zika virus have been reported, as well as 88,978 clinically suspected cases.

Health officials note that 66 percent of total Zika virus infections have been reported in women. 5,747 cases have been confirmed in pregnant women.

Concerning microcephaly, 18 cases of Zika-associated microcephaly have been confirmed since the beginning of the year. This is up five cases in the past week.