Zika virus disease epidemic: Preparedness planning guide for diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Rapid Risk Assessment. Zika virus disease epidemic: potential association with microcephaly and Guillain–Barré syndrome. Fifth update, 11 April 2016. Stockholm: ECDC; 2016.

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​The threat posed by Zika virus infection highlights the need to reinforce preparedness arrangements for mosquito-borne diseases in EU/EEA countries, especially for pathogens transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.

The aim of this document is to highlight measures that can effectively reduce the risk of importation and local transmission of pathogens transmitted by Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus. The main diseases of concern in this context are Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.