Recent scientific findings based on literature reviewed after the ninth update of the ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment on Zika virus infection (19 October to 27 January 2017)
This scientific advance presents relevant scientific literature and outlines the main findings from Zika virus research published between 19 October 2016
Recent scientific findings based on literature reviewed after the eighth update of the ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment on Zika virus infection
This section presents relevant scientific literature and guidance on Zika virus research published between 30 August 2016 and 17 October 2016.
Suspected female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus in New York City
ECDC response to preventing sexual transmission of Zika virus remains valid in light of the first suspected female-to-make sexual transmission of Zika virus.
Updated WHO guidance on prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus: period of recommended preventive measures for returning travellers extended from four to eight weeks
ECDC endorses the update in the WHO recommendations on preventative measures against Zika virus infection for returning travellers and is changing its recommendations accordingly.
Association of Zika virus infection with Guillain–Barré syndrome
A new study provides strong epidemiological evidence that Zika virus is associated with Guillain–Barré syndrome. In addition, it shows that pre-exposure to dengue does not seem to increase the risk.
An imported case of congenital malformation associated with Zika virus infection in Slovenia ex Brazil
This case report from Slovenia adds to the body of evidence that transplacental infections with Zika virus can cause severe central nervous system damage and microcephaly.
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) declared for Zika and clusters of microcephaly and neurological disorders
ECDC welcomes the decision of the WHO Director-General to declare a PHEIC, in light of evidence possibly linking microcephaly cases to Zika virus infections.