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#Zika, #Global #situation #report, 2 February 2017 (@WHO, summary)

 

Title: #Zika, #Global #situation #report, 2 February 2017.

Subject: Zika Virus Infection and related complications, bi-monthly global update by WHO.

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

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Zika situation report, 2 February 2017

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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 two weeks:
    • 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 two weeks:
    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks:
    • None
  • The next situation report will be published on Friday, 17 February and will include a new country classification scheme.

 

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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