Zika virus outbreak: Update on developments

07-04-2016

The Zika virus continues to spread, and there is now strong evidence that it is linked to birth defects and neurological complications. Warnings to pregnant women against travel to affected areas have been stepped up. In view of the summer season, the risk of local transmission in Europe now needs careful consideration, as do the strategies to control the mosquito species that are potential vectors of the Zika virus. This 'At a glance' notes updates an earlier edition, of 25 February 2015: PE 577.988.

The Zika virus continues to spread, and there is now strong evidence that it is linked to birth defects and neurological complications. Warnings to pregnant women against travel to affected areas have been stepped up. In view of the summer season, the risk of local transmission in Europe now needs careful consideration, as do the strategies to control the mosquito species that are potential vectors of the Zika virus. This 'At a glance' notes updates an earlier edition, of 25 February 2015: PE 577.988.