More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus -gov't

February 6, 2016 5:59 PM

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BOGOTA Feb 6 More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid 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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