Current Zika transmission worldwide


Information on 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.

Current Zika transmission - worldwide, 21 December 2017

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Zika transmission

Latest maps on the Zika transmission worldwide, to support health professionals in evaluating the risk of infection for travellers, especially pregnant women, returning from affected areas.

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Zika virus infection

Zika virus disease is a mosquito-borne disease caused by Zika virus. Most infections are either asymptomatic or cause a mild illness. However, 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.