Despite The Fact That Zika has not been proven to result in microcephaly in small children, there's growing proof that means a link. (Andre Penner/Associated Press)
In its previous weekly document, the United Countries agency mentioned the mosquito-borne virus that is spreading throughout Latin America and the Caribbean was "highly likely" to be a result in.
"in response to observational, cohort and case-keep watch over studies, there's a powerful clinical consensus that Zika virus is a reason for GBS (Guillain-Barré Syndrome), microcephaly and other neurological problems," the WHO stated in an replace.
The WHO declared the Zika outbreak a world health emergency on Feb. 1, bringing up a "strongly suspected" relationship between Zika infection in pregnancy and microcephaly.
Microcephaly and different fetal malformations have additionally been suggested in Colombia, where 56,477 suspected cases of Zika virus together with 2,361 laboratory-confirmed were pronounced.
Two babies from Cabo (Cape) Verde in Africa have additionally been stated as having microcephaly, it said.