More than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women infected with Zika virus

January 30, 2016 8:51 PM

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More than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women infected with Zika virus

BOGOTA More than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease continues its spread across the Americas.

The virus has been linked to the devastating birth defect microcephaly, which prevents fetus' brains from developing properly. There is no vaccine or treatment.

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