Confirmed congenital syndrome cases linked to Zika virus in Americas January 2018

This statistic shows the number of confirmed cases of microcephaly and other congenital malformations associated with Zika virus infection in countries and territories in the Americas, as of January 4, 2018. Brazil had reported the highest number of cases of congenital syndrome linked to Zika virus infection with 2,952 confirmed cases. Brazil had seen a sharp rise in total cases of microcephaly among newborns in 2015, which was believed to be connected with the spreading of the Zika virus.

Number of confirmed cases of congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection in the Americas as of January 2018

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Release date

January 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

as of January 4, 2018

Supplementary notes

Confirmed congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection case definition: Live newborn who meets the criteria for a suspected case of congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus AND Zika virus infection was detected in specimens of the newborn, regardless of detection of other pathogens.

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