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23 Dec 2016

Global #Zika #situation #report, 23 December 2016 (@WHO, summary)

 

Title: Global #Zika #situation #report, 23 December 2016.

Subject: Zika Virus, current global epidemiological situation.

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

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Global Zika situation report, 23 December 2016

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

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|-- Download the map png, 912kb –|

|-- List of countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission (Table 1)pdf, 396kb –|

 

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:
    • None
  • A rumour of Zika infections in neonates and in patients presenting with a febrile illness has been detected in Tanzania. The information is being verified and WHO will provide support to the country for further investigations as deemed necessary.

 

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: Worldwide; WHO; Updates; Zika Virus.

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