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Current Zika transmission

Page last updated on 19 October 2016 
The information on current Zika transmission is useful to evaluate the risk for people who have recently returned from or are planning to travel to countries with active local transmission.  
Countries and territories are categorised as currently experiencing active local Zika virus transmission if local Zika infections have been reported by health authorities within the last three months. 
The information is updated every Friday simultaneously with the update of the epidemiological situation, also each time a country is added or removed to the list of countries who report a Zika virus transmission or a country’s transmission status changes. Countries and territories are removed from this list if no new evidence of Zika virus transmission is provided within 9 months. The first declaration of local Zika virus transmission in a country or territory is based on a laboratory confirmed case reported by competent health authority. For countries outside of the intertropical range, sub-national information is presented.
As of week 17 in 2016, ECDC extended the period for classifying whether a country or territory has active local transmission from two to three months. This change is based on the fact that Zika virus outbreaks last usually for more than two months. In addition, ECDC added a ‘countries and territories with past vector-borne transmission’ category for countries having experienced transmission since 2007 up to three months ago.

Countries and territories with reported confirmed autochthonous vector-borne transmission  of Zika virus infection in the past three months  

Sporadic transmission

No more than 10 locally transmitted cases have been reported in a single area within this time period.

Increasing or widespread transmission

More than 10 locally transmitted cases of Zika virus are reported in a single area,
at least two separate areas report locally transmitted cases of Zika virus,
Zika virus transmission is ongoing in an area for more than 3 months.

Past transmission


Local Zika virus transmission has been reported since 2007 – but not in the past three months.
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Current Zika transmission worldwide
Countries affected in past 3 months Areas (non-tropical countries only) Type of transmission
American Samoa   Widespread transmission
​​Anguilla ​Widespread transmission
​Antigua and Barbuda ​Widespread transmission
​Barbados ​Widespread transmission
​Belize ​Widespread transmission
Bolivia   Widespread transmission
​Bonaire ​Widespread transmission
Brazil   Widespread transmission
Colombia   Widespread transmission
Costa Rica   Widespread transmission
Curaçao   Widespread transmission
Dominica   Widespread transmission
​Dominican Republic ​Widespread transmission
Ecuador   Widespread transmission
El Salvador   Widespread transmission
Fiji   Widespread transmission
French Guiana   Widespread transmission
​Grenada ​Widespread transmission
Guadeloupe   Widespread transmission
Guatemala   Widespread transmission
Haiti   Widespread transmission
Honduras   Widespread transmission
Jamaica   Widespread transmission
Martinique   Widespread transmission
Mexico   Widespread transmission
Micronesia, Federated States of   Widespread transmission
Nicaragua   Widespread transmission
Panama   Widespread transmission
Paraguay   Widespread transmission
Peru   Widespread transmission
​​Widespread transmission​
Puerto Rico   Widespread transmission
Saint Lucia   Widespread transmission
Saint Martin   Widespread transmission
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines   Widespread transmission
Saint-Barthélemy   Widespread transmission
​Singapore ​Widespread transmission
Sint Maarten   Widespread transmission
Suriname   Widespread transmission
Thailand   Widespread transmission
Trinidad and Tobago   Widespread transmission
US Virgin Islands   Widespread transmission
United States of America ​​Florida (Miami-Dade county) ​Widespread transmission
​​​United States of America ​Florida (Broward, Palm Beach and Pinellas counties) ​Sporadic transmission
​​​​Venezuela ​Widespread transmission
​Vietnam ​Widespread transmission
​Bahamas ​Sporadic transmission
​British Virgin Island (UK) ​Sporadic transmission
​Cayman Islands ​Sporadic transmission
​Cuba ​Sporadic transmission
​Malaysia Sporadic transmission​
​Maldives ​Sporadic transmission
Saba   Sporadic transmission
​Saint Kitts and Nevis   Sporadic transmission
​Sint Eustatius ​Sporadic transmission
​Solomon Islands ​Sporadic transmission
Turks and Caicos Islands   Sporadic transmission

The classification of countries above is based on: 1) number of reported autochthonous confirmed cases; 2) number of countries who report a zika virus transmission or a country’s transmission status changes; 3) duration of the circulation.
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