Colombia's National Institute of Health has published its Boletín Epidemiológico for week 12. Click or tap through to read and download the PDF, which is highlighted as "Nuevo." These updates are highly detailed documents on a wide range of diseases, of which Zika is just one. My translation of some excerpts:
From the start of the epidemic in the country (epidemiological week 40 of 2015) up to epidemiological week 12 of 2016, 2,603 confirmed and 58,790 clinically suspected cases have been reported. Of these, 51,850 were in 309 municipalities with laboratory-confirmed cases and 6,940 were in 401 municipalities where no cases are yet confirmed.In epidemiological week 12 of 2016, 242 new confirmed cases were reported as well as 2,313 clinically suspected (in municipalities with and without laboratory-confirmed cases). Of the total, 1,193 were identified in week 12 and the rest are delayed reports from earlier weeks.Combining the confirmed and suspected cases, the departments with half of the cases in the country are Norte de Santander, Valle del Cauca, Huila, Tolima, and Cundinamarca, which have reported 52.9% of all cases.Pregnant womenFrom the start of the epidemic up to week 12 of 2016, 1,186 cases have been confirmed in pregnant women as well as 10,053 clinically suspected cases who have at some point had symptoms compatible with Zika virus infection.Intensified surveillance of microcephaly cases, Colombia, to week 12 (updated to April 1 2016)Up to epidemiological week 12 of 2016, out of 34 microcephaly cases with various causes, eight cases are under study for possible relation to Zika virus; one of them has been discarded, and seven remain under study.Twenty cases are in preliminary investigation and six others are awaiting biological tests.Neurological syndromesFrom December 15, 2015 to week 12 of 2016, the epidemiological surveillance system has reported 401 cases of neurological syndromes (Guillain-Barré syndrome and rising polyneuropathies, among others) with antecedents of febrile illness compatible in Zika virus infection.