Zika virus disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

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

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

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.