The Colombian national health institute have reported that over 5,013 pregnant women are infected with the Zika virus out of the 31,555 known cases in Colombia.

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According to the epidemiology bulletin, , a condition that results in babies being born with abnormal small head that can result in developmental problems has been linked with Zika virus. If a pregnant has the virus, there is a 50% chance that the baby will be born with Microcephaly.

In the same vein, a Philippine minister has urged women to delay pregnancy until fruitful researches has been carried out on the mosquito-borne virus, Zika.

The last reported case in the Philippines was in 2012.