3,100 Pregnant Colombian Women Have Zika

    An aedes aegypti mosquitoes is seen in The Gorgas Memorial institute for Health Studies laboratory as they conduct a research on preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases in Panama City February 4, 2016.

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    More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women have been infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, according to the country's president. It is believed that Zika causes microcephaly in fetuses, which results in brain defects. "The projection is that we could end up having 600,000 cases," President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday. 

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