Zika virus disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2017 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 11 December 2018
Citation Link

 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Zika virus disease. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2017. Stockholm: ECDC; 2019

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In 2017, the outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) disease in the Caribbean and the Americas (2015–2016) subsided, leading to a significant decrease in the number of travel-associated infections in EU/EEA countries.

Executive summary

  •  A total of 274 cases were reported in 2017 in EU/EEA countries, with an overall notification rate of 0.1 per 100 000 persons.
  • No autochthonous vector-borne cases of ZIKV were reported in the EU/EEA in 2017.
  • There was only one case of sexual and two cases of vertical transmission of ZIKV in 2017.