The National Institute of Health has published its Boletín Epidemiológico for week 27, July 3-9. Here's my summary/translation of its Zika report, which begins on page 93.
From the start of the epidemic in week 40 of 2015, through week 27 of 2016, Zika has been confirmed in 8,826 cases and clinically suspected in 89,962. In week 27, 1,160 cases were registered, 583 new this week and 577 reported late from earlier weeks. The departments of Valle del Cauca, Norte Santander, Santander, Tolima, and Huila account for 57.3% of cases.
The curve of reported cases has continued to fall since week 6, with the exception of a rise in week 13. The highest number of cases was in week 5 (6,259 cases). The average number of cases in the past five weeks is 1,207 cases/week.
Pregnant women diagnosed with Zika virus
From the start of the epidemic through week 27, 5,882 Zika cases have been confirmed in pregnant women and 11,614 cases suspected in women reporting Zika-compatible symptoms.
Intensified surveillance for microcephaly
Between week 1 and week 27 of 2016, 21 Zika-associated cases of microcephaly have been confirmed; 75 cases were discarded and 160 cases are under study.
Special surveillance for neurological syndromes associated with Zika-compatible symptoms
Between December 15, 2015 and week 27, 603 cases of neurological syndromes have been reported with previous illness compatible with Zika virus infection. Men account for 57.4% of cases (346); persons 65 and older account for 11.8% of cases (71). Guillain-Barré syndrome accounts for 66% of cases. The curve of reported GBS cases in Colombia corresponds with that of Zika