Title: #Zika #situation #report, 20 January 2017.
Subject: Zika Virus Infection and related complications, bi-monthly global update.
Source: World Health Organization (WHO), full page: (LINK). Summary.
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Zika situation report, 20 January 2017
Zika virus, Microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome: |-- Read the full situation report –|
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- Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
- 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:
- Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
- A traveller who returned to France from Angola and presented with clinical symptoms and serological signs compatible with Zika virus was reported in the 15 December 2016 situation report.
- A second patient in Angola presented with signs and symptoms compatible with Zika virus infection and was confirmed by two positive PCR results at the end of December.
- Samples were sent to a reference laboratory for sequencing and confirmation.
- The individual reported no recent travel history.
- WHO encourages Member States to continue to report similar findings to support the global understanding of Zika virus circulation and associated complications.
- 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.
Keywords: WHO; Updates; Worldwide; Zika Virus; Angola.