Officials with the Cape Verde Ministry of Health (computer translated) are reporting 7,164 Zika virus cases since first being confirmed in the capital city of Praia last October, while at the same time reporting no occurrences of microcephaly.


Health officials do however report a downward trajectory in cases in the country.

Most cases were recorded in Praia (4,837), followed by São Filipe, on Fogo Island (1230) and the island of Maio (501).

According to the ministry, the transmission of the virus is now specifically occurring on the islands of Santiago and Fogo, and for the second consecutive week, there were no cases in the Isle of May.

Local transmission cases have not been recorded on the islands of Santo Antao, Sao Nicolau, São Vicente, Sal and Brava.

Health authorities have no records of complications associated with the virus or cases of neurological disorder.