Zika epidemics 2014-2017 Archived

Zika epidemics 2014-2017

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An outbreak of Zika virus infections was spreading in the Americas and the Pacific region.  

On 1 February 2016 WHO declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) regarding clusters of microcephaly cases and neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika virus. 

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. 

Affected areas
The Americas, Caribbean, South East Asia
Risk group
Pregnant woman travelling to affected areas
Health risk
Central nervous system (CNS) malformations and microcephaly during pregnancy

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Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus disease epidemic. 10th update, 4 April 2017

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Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus disease epidemic - 9th update, 28 October 2016

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Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus disease epidemic, eighth update

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Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus disease epidemic - 7th update, 12 July 2016

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Public health risks related to communicable diseases at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games, Brazil 2016 - 1st update, 13 June 2016

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Communicable disease threats report, 25 November-1 December 2018, Week 48

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Communicable Disease Threats Report, 18-24 November 2018, week 47

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Communicable disease threats report, 4-10 November 2018, Week 45

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Communicable Disease Threats Report, 10-16 June 2018, week 24

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Communicable disease threats report, 21 May - 27 May 2017, week 21

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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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