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13 Oct 2016

#Zika #situation #report, 13 October 2016 (@WHO, summary)

 

Title: #Zika #situation #report, 13 October 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, 13 October 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, 669kb –|

|-- List of countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission (Table 1.) pdf, 395kb –|

 

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

 

Analysis

  • Overall, the global risk assessment has not changed.
  • The risk of Zika-associated complications in countries thought to be endemic for Zika virus remains largely unknown, due both to uncertainty about the risk associated with different Zika strains, and due to uncertainty about population immunity in these endemic settings.
  • To address the latter question, seroprevalence studies are urgently needed.

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Keywords: WHO; Worldwide; Zika Virus; Updates.

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