Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) declared for Zika and clusters of microcephaly and neurological disorders
ECDC welcomes the decision of the WHO Director-General to declare a PHEIC, in light of evidence possibly linking microcephaly cases to Zika virus infections.
An imported case of congenital malformation associated with Zika virus infection in Slovenia ex Brazil
This case report from Slovenia adds to the body of evidence that transplacental infections with Zika virus can cause severe central nervous system damage and microcephaly.
Association of Zika virus infection with Guillain–Barré syndrome
A new study provides strong epidemiological evidence that Zika virus is associated with Guillain–Barré syndrome. In addition, it shows that pre-exposure to dengue does not seem to increase the risk.
Suspected female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus in New York City
ECDC response to preventing sexual transmission of Zika virus remains valid in light of the first suspected female-to-make sexual transmission of Zika virus.
Recent scientific findings based on literature reviewed after the eighth update of the ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment on Zika virus infection
This section presents relevant scientific literature and guidance on Zika virus research published between 30 August 2016 and 17 October 2016.
Recent scientific findings based on literature reviewed after the ninth update of the ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment on Zika virus infection (19 October to 27 January 2017)
This scientific advance presents relevant scientific literature and outlines the main findings from Zika virus research published between 19 October 2016
Updated WHO guidance on prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus: period of recommended preventive measures for returning travellers extended from four to eight weeks
ECDC endorses the update in the WHO recommendations on preventative measures against Zika virus infection for returning travellers and is changing its recommendations accordingly.
Health risks during the Carnival season in Brazil
The Carnival season will last from 1 to 9 March 2019. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1 million participants are expected, including many travellers from Europe
Epidemiological update: outbreak of Zika virus in French Polynesia
On 6 November 2013, Public Health Authorities in French Polynesia reported of an outbreak of sub-febrile and eruptive syndrome due to Zika virus spreading across the archipelago since week 41 of 2013. An outbreak of dengue type 1 and 3 is on-going in the archipelago since February 2013.