Zika virus and safety of substances of human origin: a guide for preparedness activities in Europe – first update
This first update of the original guide was prompted by the evolution of the Zika virus epidemic, a new classification system for countries/areas, and recent scientific developments.
Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus epidemic in the Americas: potential association with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome - 4th update, 10 December 2015
This is the fourth ECDC rapid risk assessment on Zika virus; the first one was published in February 2014.
Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus disease epidemic - 7th update, 12 July 2016
This seventh update assesses the risks associated with the Zika virus epidemic currently affecting countries in the Americas, as well as the risk of local vector-borne transmission in Europe during the 2016 summer season.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Zika virus infection outbreak, Brazil and the Pacific region, 26 May 2015
This is the first documented outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in Brazil and the Americas.
Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus disease epidemic: potential association with microcephaly and Guillain–Barré syndrome - 5th update, 12 April 2016
This update assesses the risks associated with the Zika virus epidemic currently affecting countries in the Americas, taking account of the latest information available.
Rapid risk assessment: Microcephaly in Brazil potentially linked to the Zika virus epidemic, 25 November 2015
This risk assessment reviews the increase in congenital microcephaly observed in Brazil.
Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus infection outbreak, French Polynesia
This document assesses the risk associated with the outbreak of Zika virus infections, considered as an emerging disease, to public health in the EU/EEA and the risk to EU/EEA citizens in order to anticipate future developments.
ECDC policy briefing - Preparing for Zika in the EU
This document highlights preparedness measures that should be in place to minimise the risk of Zika virus spreading in continental Europe, primarily to protect pregnant women and women who wish to become pregnant, considering the evidence of the association between Zika virus and congenital malformations of the brain of the developing foetus.
Public health risks related to communicable diseases at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games, Brazil 2016 - 1st update, 13 June 2016
This document updates ECDC’s initial assessment of the potential health risks related to communicable diseases and other health threats for European citizens during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus disease epidemic. 10th update, 4 April 2017
This is an updated assessment of the risks associated with the Zika virus epidemic in affected countries, EU Overseas Countries and Territories, and Outermost Regions and in EU Member States within continental Europe.