Cape Verde has identified its first case of the neurological disorder microcephaly thought to be linked to the Zika virus, in what would be a first for Africa.
The ministry of health in the Atlantic Ocean archipelago state said a baby had been born at the main hospital in the capital, Praia, on 14 March to a woman who was not among more than 100 women being monitored for the mosquito-borne virus.
Cape Verde is a volcanic archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean around 570km (350 miles) west of Senegal. It has historic ties to Brazil, where an outbreak of Zika is suspected of causing a spike in birth defects including babies born with abnormally small heads. Read more