Panama confirms four microcephaly cases tied to Zika

A health worker look at an ultrasound scan as a pregnant woman lies down in Carti in the region of Guna Yala, northeast Panama, on Feb 2, 2016.
A health worker look at an ultrasound scan as a pregnant woman lies down in Carti in the region of Guna Yala, northeast Panama, on Feb 2, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Four babies born with microcephaly linked to the Zika virus have been confirmed in Panama, the health ministry said on Wednesday, out of 264 total cases of the mosquito-borne infection in the country.

Fourteen pregnant women have contracted the virus, and six babies who were infected with Zika were born with malformations, including the microcephaly cases, it said.