Colombia Reports 5 Cases Of Zika-Associated Microcephaly This Year

Colombian authorities are reporting that five babies have been born in the country this year with microcephaly associated with the rapidly spreading Zika virus.

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The National Health Institute also said Saturday that there have been 4,097 confirmed cases of Zika in pregnant women so far in 2016.

The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to microcephaly, a condition where babies are born with abnormally small heads. It can also cause a potentially deadly temporary paralysis syndrome known as Guillain-Barre.

Colombian authorities had previously reported two cases of Zika-associated microcephaly in April.