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Zika epidemics 2014 onwards

WHAT'S NEW
PREPARING FOR ZIKA IN EU
SUBSTANCES OF HUMAN ORIGIN
 

 THE OUTBREAK

 
An evolving outbreak of Zika virus infections is currently spreading in the Americas and the Pacific region.
On 1 February 2016 WHO declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) regarding clusters of microcephaly cases and neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika virus.
There is now a strong consensus in the scientific community about the link between Zika infection and congenital malformations, as well as developing Guillain–Barré (GBS) syndrome .
Knowledge about the risk of congenital brain malformations associated with Zika virus infection during pregnancy is still limited and there are intense efforts to collect and analyse data that can inform the advice about the disease.
ECDC is monitoring the situation and issues risk assessments and epidemiological updates.
 

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