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#Assessment of #risk associated with #influenza A(#H5N8) virus, 17 November 2016 (@WHO)

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1 Dec 2016

#Global #Zika #situation #report, 1 December 2016 (@WHO, summary)

 

Title: #Global #Zika #situation #report, 1 December 2016.

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

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

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Zika situation report, 1 December 2016

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

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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:
    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
    • The Plurinational State of Bolivia

 

Analysis

  • Overall, the global risk assessment has not changed.
  • Zika virus continues to spread geographically to areas where competent vectors are present.
  • Although a decline in cases of Zika infection has been reported in some countries, or in some parts of countries, vigilance needs to remain high.

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Keywords: WHO; Worldwide; Updates; Zika Virus.

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