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Title: #Zika #situation #report, 3 November 2016.

Subject: Zika Virus Infection and related complications, weekly global epidemiological update.

Source: World Health Organization (WHO), full page: (LINK). Summary.

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Zika situation report, 3 November 2016


Zika virus, Microcephaly and Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome: |-- Read the full situation report –|




Key updates

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
    • Bolivia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Viet Nam
  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
    • None
  • The Ministry of Health and Sport of Myanmar reported a confirmed case of Zika virus. The case is under investigation as to determine if this is an autochthonous (locally-acquired) or imported case.



  • Overall, the global risk assessment has not changed since last week.
  • Viet Nam is the second county in South-East Asia to report microcephaly cases potentially linked with Zika virus.
    • This follows the 2 microcephaly cases reported in Thailand in the 6 October Zika situation report.
    • Similar to the cases reported in Thailand, genetic sequencing of the virus was not possible therefore it is not known whether the mother was infected with a virus related to the same lineage as previously isolated in South-East Asia, or if there has instead been transmission of a virus imported from another location.
    • The mother of the baby with microcephaly reported in Viet Nam had no history of travel outside of the country.
    • To date, there have been no imported Zika virus cases reported in Viet Nam.


Keywords: WHO; Updates; Zika Virus; Worldwide.