Based off of the weekly epidemiological data published by the Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS), it seems too early to say whether or not we’ve exited the “epidemic” phase and entered the “endemic” phase. Though the epidemic curve shown here (click here for high-resolution image) certainly indicates that the outbreak is waning (as all outbreaks tend to eventually do!), any sort of formal statement is – in my opinion – premature.
What will “low-level incidence” mean with respect to Zika in Colombia? For now, it’s unclear. But I plan to continue updating the epidemic curve to keep tabs on what is likely to be a delicate transition. Stay tuned!