ECDC Acting Director’s Exchange of Views on 2015 activities before the ENVI Committee
On 23 February 2016, ECDC Acting Director, Dr Andrea Ammon, presents the Centre’s key priorities and main activities in 2015 during an Exchange of Views before the Committee of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament.
Zika virus infection and review of surveillance and control measures
On 20-21 April 2016 ECDC is organising a meeting on ‘Zika virus infection and review of surveillance and control measures for strengthening regional cooperation regarding Zika virus and its possible spread in the EU’.
ECDC expert visit to Malta: conclusions and recommendations
A team of experts from ECDC and four EU countries (France, Italy, Portugal and Spain) visited Malta from 3 to 6 July 2016 and met with staff from the Ministry of Health and key stakeholders in Malta to discuss preparedness planning for mosquito-borne diseases.
Association of Zika virus infection with Guillain–Barré syndrome
A new study provides strong epidemiological evidence that Zika virus is associated with Guillain–Barré syndrome. In addition, it shows that pre-exposure to dengue does not seem to increase the risk.
Updated WHO guidance on prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus: period of recommended preventive measures for returning travellers extended from four to eight weeks
ECDC endorses the update in the WHO recommendations on preventative measures against Zika virus infection for returning travellers and is changing its recommendations accordingly.
Suspected female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus in New York City
ECDC response to preventing sexual transmission of Zika virus remains valid in light of the first suspected female-to-make sexual transmission of Zika virus.
Recent scientific findings, based on literature reviewed after the seventh update of the ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment on Zika virus infection (12 July 2016)
This summary aims to outline the main findings with regard to Zika virus research published between the rapid risk assessment of 12 July 2016) and 19 August 2016.
Recent scientific findings: Association between Zika virus infection and microcephaly in Brazil, January to May, 2016: preliminary report of a case-control study
ECDC comment on the preliminary report by de Araújo et al. of a case-control study aiming to test the hypothesis of the association between the occurrence of microcephaly and Zika virus.
Recent scientific findings based on literature reviewed after the eighth update of the ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment on Zika virus infection
This section presents relevant scientific literature and guidance on Zika virus research published between 30 August 2016 and 17 October 2016.