Preparedness information for Zika virus disease

ECDC has issued three documents related to Zika preparedness in EU:

  • ECDC policy briefing - Preparing for Zika in the EU is a guide for policy makers, highlighting 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. It is available in all EU/EEA languages.
  • Zika virus disease epidemic: Preparedness planning guide for diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus highlights measures that can effectively reduce the risk of importation and local transmission of pathogens transmitted by Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus. The main diseases of concern in this context are Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.
  • Zika virus and safety of substances of human origin – A guide for preparedness activities in Europe - to guide the preparation and implementation of national preparedness plans for the safety of substances of human origin during outbreaks of Zika virus infection, both in affected and non-affected areas.