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28 Apr 2016 description

ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE, MICROCEPHALY AND GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME

 As of 27 April, 55 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 42 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

 Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

21 Apr 2016 description

SUMMARY

From 1 January 2007 to 20 April 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 66 countries and territories.

Mosquito-borne transmission:

  • 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

  • 17 countries have reported evidence of Zika virus transmission prior to 2015, with or without ongoing transmission or have reported an outbreak since 2015 that is now over.

14 Apr 2016 description

SUMMARY

From 1 January 2007 to 13 April 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 64 countries and territories.

Mosquito-borne transmission:

 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.  17 countries have reported evidence of Zika virus transmission prior to 2015, with or without ongoing transmission or have reported an outbreak since 2015 that is now over.

Person-to-person transmission: 

12 Apr 2016 description

San José, Costa Rica | AFP | Tuesday 4/12/2016 - 19:28 GMT |

Costa Rica urged Latin American nations Tuesday to coordinate efforts on handling Cuban and African migrants traveling through the region in bids to enter the United States.

Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez told a meeting of regional migration and foreign ministry officials gathered in Costa Rica's capital that the migratory flows threatened to create a situation like the one in late-2015 to early-2016 when around 8,000 Cubans were stranded in his country and had to be flown out.

05 Apr 2016 description

Over 35 participants from 26 countries will be trained at the IAEA laboratories this month in the use of a nuclear-derived technique to quickly and accurately detect the Zika virus. The effort is part of the IAEA’s assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean in response to the Zika outbreak, which includes strengthening countries’ capacity to detect the virus and to control the mosquitos spreading the disease.

05 Apr 2016 description

Destacados

  • MIGRANTES: Panamá aloja actualmente a 3,613 migrantes cubanos que no pueden continuar su viaje hacia los Estados Unidos debido al cierre de las fronteras en Costa Rica y Nicaragua.

  • LLUVIAS E INUNDACIONES: En Perú, la temporada de lluvias, agravada por el fenómeno de El Niño, ha dejado a unas 103,267 personas afectadas desde finales de 2015. En Argentina, la semana pasada fueron desplazadas unas 1,400 personas por lluvias, mientras Ecuador mantiene alerta por lluvias en 19 provincias.

05 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • MIGRANTS: 3,613 Cuban migrants are stranded in Panama and cannot continue their journey to the United States due to the closing of Costa Rica and Nicaragua borders.

  • RAINS AND FLOODS: In Peru, the rainy season, strengthened by El Niño, has affected some 103,267 people as of the end of 2015. In Argentina last week 1,400 people were displaced due to rains, while 19 provinces of Ecuador remain on alert.

03 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • BRAZIL: UNICEF carried out 23 trainings on the new UNICEF Seal strategic action against the Aedes aegypti mosquito with the participation of 2,258 people (including 730 adolescents) from 681 municipalities in 9 states.

  • COLOMBIA: UNICEF is coordinating mobilization actions reaching 354 schools and training 500 teachers on community engagement methods and solid waste management.

01 Apr 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

Since the detection of Zika virus in Brazil in 2015 to date, 33 have confirmed autochthonous vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas (Figure 1). No new countries or territories have confirmed vector-borne transmission in the preceding two weeks.

Sexual transmission of Zika virus