Zika virus infects more than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women

January 30, 2016 9:52 PM

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Zika virus infects more than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women

BOGOTA, Colombia -- More than 2,100 pregnant women in Colombia are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health institute said on Saturday, according to Reuters.

The disease has been linked to a serious birth defect called microcephaly, which causes babies to be born with small heads and underdeveloped brains. Overall, more than 20,000 people in Colombia have developed Zika.

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