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30/01/2016 12:48 EET | Updated 30/01/2016 12:49 EET

Κολομβία: Ξεπέρασαν τις 20.000 τα κρούσματα του ιού Ζίκα - Μεταξύ αυτών 2.000 έγκυοι

RECIFE, BRAZIL - JANUARY 29:  David Henrique Ferreira, 5 months, who was born with microcephaly, is kissed by his mother Mylene Helena Ferreira on January 29, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. In the last four months, authorities have recorded around 4,000 cases in Brazil in which the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants. The ailment results in an abnormally small head in newborns and is associated with various disorders including decreased brain development. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Zika virus outbreak is likely to spread throughout nearly all the Americas.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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RECIFE, BRAZIL - JANUARY 29: David Henrique Ferreira, 5 months, who was born with microcephaly, is kissed by his mother Mylene Helena Ferreira on January 29, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. In the last four months, authorities have recorded around 4,000 cases in Brazil in which the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants. The ailment results in an abnormally small head in newborns and is associated with various disorders including decreased brain development. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Zika virus outbreak is likely to spread throughout nearly all the Americas. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

H Κολομβία ανακοίνωσε το Σάββατο ότι έχει καταγράψει 20.297 κρούσματα του ιού Ζίκα στην χώρα, μεταξύ αυτών 2.116 έγκυες γυναίκες.

Ο Παγκόσμιος Οργανισμός Υγείας θα πραγματοποιήσει τη Δευτέρα μια έκτακτη συνεδρίαση με αντικείμενο τον ιό, που μεταδίδεται από το τσίμπημα κουνουπιού και εξαπλώνεται με «εκρηκτικό τρόπο» στην αμερικανική ήπειρο, όπου αναμένεται να καταγραφούν φέτος 3 έως 4 εκατομμύρια κρούσματα, εκ των οποίων τα 1,5 εκατομμύρια μόνο στη Βραζιλία, την χώρα που έχει πληγεί περισσότερο.

(Πληροφορίες από ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ)