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: potential association with microcephaly and Guillain–Barré syndrome - 6th update, 23 May 2016

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Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus disease epidemic: potential association with microcephaly and Guillain–Barré syndrome - 5th update, 12 April 2016

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Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus disease epidemic: potential association with microcephaly and Guillain–Barré syndrome - 4th update, 9 March 2016

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Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus disease epidemic: potential association with microcephaly and Guillain–Barré syndrome - 3rd update, 23 February 2016

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Rapid Risk Assessment: Zika virus disease epidemic: potential association with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome (first update)

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Communicable disease threats report, 14 May - 20 May 2017, week 20

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Communicable disease threats report, 7 May - 13 May 2017, week 19

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Communicable disease threats report, 30 April - 6 May 2017, week 18

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Communicable disease threats report, 23-29 April 2017, week 17

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Communicable disease threats report, 16-22 April 2017, week 16

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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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Association of Zika virus infection with Guillain–Barré syndrome

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