Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus disease epidemic. 10th update, 4 April 2017
Despite the fact that the Zika virus epidemic is showing signs of a significant slow-down in the Americas and the Caribbean since the last rapid risk assessment in October 2016 , the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) Member States should continue to consider a range of options for risk reduction.
The predominant mode of transmission for Zika virus is through the bites of infected mosquitoes but the virus can also be transmitted by sexual contact, blood/blood components and possibly other substances of human origin (SoHO).
Zika virus infection during pregnancy is associated with intrauterine central nervous system (CNS) infection, congenital malformations and foetal death. Hence, pregnant women are the main risk group and the primary target for preventive measures. ECDC continues to monitor new scientific evidence and is updating the assessment of the risk and options for response accordingly.
Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus disease epidemic - 7th update, 12 July 2016
12 Jul 2016 - This seventh update assesses the risks associated with the Zika virus epidemic currently affecting countries in the Americas, as well as the risk of local vector-borne transmission in Europe during the 2016 summer season.
Public health risks related to communicable diseases at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games, Brazil 2016 - 1st update, 13 June 2016
13 Jun 2016 - This document updates ECDC’s initial assessment of the potential health risks related to communicable diseases and other health threats for European citizens during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus disease epidemic: potential association with microcephaly and Guillain–Barré syndrome - 6th update, 23 May 2016
23 May 2016 - This sixth update assesses the risks associated with the Zika virus epidemic currently affecting countries in the Americas, taking account the latest information available.