Since the first local transmission of human Zika virus infection in Colombia three months ago, the country has seen 11,712 laboratory confirmed, clinically confirmed and suspect Zika cases, according to health officials in the last epidemiological update of 2015.


Colombia has reported an average of 1,360 cases per week during the past five weeks with  1658 cases being the highest reported two weeks ago.

Cases have been confirmed by laboratory in 163 municipalities country, of which 78 (47.85%) correspond to the Central Region and 29 (17.79%) for the Caribbean region.

Nearly 300 pregnant women have been called Zika positive from 23 local authorities and 58 municipalities. The 297 women were classified as clinically confirmed (218), suspected (70) and confirmed by PCR (9).