Zika epidemics 2014 onwards

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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. 

Knowledge about the risk of congenital brain malformations associated with Zika virus infection during pregnancy is still limited and there are intense efforts to collect and analyse data that can inform the advice about the disease. 

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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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Communicable disease threats report, week 53 27 December 2015 - 2 January 2016

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Communicable disease threats report, 7-13 February 2016, week 6

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Communicable disease threats report, 6-12 March 2016, week 10

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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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Zika transmission in the Caribbean

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Zika transmission in South East Asia

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Zika transmission in past nine months

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