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ECDC comments on new scientific developments or a public health events specifically related to outbreaks.

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Mutation of avian influenza A(H7N9): now highly pathogenic for poultry but risk of human-to-human transmission remains low

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WHO statement: 12th meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations Emergency (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus

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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)

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WHO ends Zika as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

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Recent scientific findings based on literature reviewed after the eighth update of the ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment on Zika virus infection

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Recent scientific findings: Association between Zika virus infection and microcephaly in Brazil, January to May, 2016: preliminary report of a case-control study

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Recent scientific findings, based on literature reviewed after the seventh update of the ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment on Zika virus infection (12 July 2016)

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First local transmission of Zika in continental US

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Suspected female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus in New York City

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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

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Necrotising fasciitis due to Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139 after exposure to Austrian bathing sites

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WHO Statement on the 8th IHR Emergency Committee meeting regarding the international spread of poliovirus

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Association of Zika virus infection with Guillain–Barré syndrome

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An imported case of congenital malformation associated with Zika virus infection in Slovenia ex Brazil

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​Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) declared for Zika and clusters of microcephaly and neurological disorders

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