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Two Zika Confirmed Microcephaly Cases In Huila Colombia

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Health Minister delivery worrying figure of microcephaly in Colombia

The figures were released by the senior official, during a tour made by the Huila.


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On a tour made by the Huila, where he inaugurated two important works in hospitals in Neiva and Pitalito , the health minister, Alejandro Gaviria, said that so far in 2016 there have been 160 cases of microcephaly in the country, but only it has been found that seven were caused by Zika virus.

"Of the 160 cases of microcephaly , 140 correspond to newborns and 20 stillbirths. So far they have finished studying 57 cases, of which seven are the result of the virus Zika . However keep doing a very specific and detailed in order to detect possible cases of microcephaly work throughout the country , "said Gaviria.

He added that so far this year in Huila two have occurred cases ofmicrocephaly by Zika , and six more are found in studies.

He noted saying that according to the most recent laboratory study, inHuila were detected 6,643 cases of suspected zika , of which 871 have been confirmed by health authorities.

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