Health officials in Panama reported on Sunday an additional seven Zika virus infection cases, bringing the total to 118, according to media accounts (computer translated).


The capital districts of San Francisco, Las Cumbres, Vista Alegre and Bella Vista saw six of the new patients and another was on the island of Narganá.

On Friday, the Ministry of Health (MoH) had reported another 17 cases in different provinces.

In addition, health authorities in Panama reported on Wednesday the first case of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in a 50-year-old man, which has been associated with Zika, but could not confirm their actual link with the virus. The patient has since recovered.

Autochthonous Zika virus transmission has been reported in 31 countries and territories of the region of the Americas.