The National Institute of Health has published its Boletín Epidemiológico for week 16. Click or tap through to download the PDF. The information on Zika and related issues begins on page 89. Even if you don't read Spanish, the tables and graphs are pretty clear. Here's my summary of some key points:
From the declaration of an epidemic in week 40 of 2015, through week 16 of 2016, 3,752 confirmed Zika cases as well as 71,435 clinically suspected cases have been reported. In week 16, 3,235 cases have been recorded, 1,794 this week and 1,441 cases reported late from other weeks. Of the new cases, 460 are confirmed and 2,775 suspected.
The following departments report 53.7% of cases: Valle del Cauca, Norte de Santander, Huila, Tolima, and Cundinamarca. Women made up 66.69% of cases. Persons aged 25-64 made up 60.64%; 13.97% were 25 to 29; 2.61% were in children less than a year old, and 3.44% in adults over 65.
Pregnant women with Zika
From the start of the epidemic through week 16, 2,008 confirmed Zika cases have been found in pregnant women, as well as 11,306 suspected cases who report having had symptoms compatible with Zika. The department with the most cases is Norte de Santander, with 2,408 (18.09% of the total).
Intensified surveillance for microcephaly and neurological conditions
Between weeks 1 and 16 of 2016, four confirmed cases of Zika-related microcephaly have been reported. Twenty cases were discarded and 26 remain under study.
Between December 15 and the end of week 16, 474 cases of neurological syndromes have been reported following illness with symptoms compatible with Zika. Of these, men made up 57.6% (273 cases); 12.7% (60 cases) were in persons over 65, followed by the 35-39 age group with 10.3% (49 cases). Guillain-Barré syndrome was diagnosed in 65.61% of cases reported under the special surveillance.