Zika virus disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019
For 2019, in the EU/EEA countries, 71 cases of Zika virus (ZIKV) disease were reported. Five cases of ZIKV disease were reported to have been locally-acquired, three autochthonous vector-borne cases, one case of sexual transmission and one case of non-mosquito borne transmission. 92% of cases of ZIKV disease with known importation status were from returning travellers.
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Zika virus disease
Zika virus disease is a mosquito-borne disease caused by Zika virus. Most infections are either asymptomatic or cause a mild illness. However, there is now a strong consensus in the scientific community about the link between Zika infection and congenital malformations, as well as developing Guillain–Barré (GBS) syndrome.Read more