Why Is Zika Causing Microcephaly Less Often In Colombia Than Brazil?
Colombia is reporting only 13 Zika-related microcephaly cases, but there are over 1,600 in Brazil.By Ben Lawson | July 13, 2016
The Zika outbreak is tearing through many South American countries, but it doesn't seem to be affecting every country the same way.
Brazil has been hit hardest by the disease, and it's seen more than 1,600 cases of the birth defect microcephaly caused by Zika. Another 3,000 may also be linked to the outbreak.
Colombia is the second most affected country, but it only has 13 confirmed cases of microcephaly linked to Zika and 300 under investigation.