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09 Apr 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

Since the last epidemiological update (31 March 2016), one additional country, Saint Lucia reported its first autochthonous (locally-acquired) confirmed cases of Zika virus infection on 7 April. This brings the total to 34 countries and territories reporting local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1).

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.

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

24 Mar 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

El número de casos notificados de virus del Zika en la Región de las Américas sigue una tendencia a la baja, coincidiendo con la tendencia observada de los otros arbovirus que circulan en la Región. Tal como se muestra en la Figura 1 con los casos de dengue y chikungunya en Colombia, El Salvador y Honduras. Esta tendencia podría variar debido al registro de datos retrospectivos.

24 Mar 2016 description

Zika virus (ZIKV) – Incidence and Trends

Overall, reporting of Zika virus cases in the Region of the Americas is still showing a downward trend which is also observed with the other arbovirus circulating in the Region as shown in Colombia, El Salvador, and Honduras (Figure 1). This trend could change due to delays in reporting when retrospective data is received.

18 Mar 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 13-19 March 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, haemolytic uraemic syndrome in Romania and seasonal influenza.

17 Mar 2016 description

Zika virus (ZIKV) – Incidence and Trends

Available data reported suggests a downward trend in reporting of Zika virus cases in the Region of the Americas (Figure 1). However, some countries and territories (Dominican Republic, French overseas collectivities in the Americas, Haiti, and Venezuela) are experiencing an increase in Zika virus reports. Due to delays in reporting and further geographic spread of Zika virus to areas that have the vector-mosquito capable of transmission, the epidemiological curve is subject to change.

12 Mar 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Desde la actualización anterior (3 de marzo de 2016), ningún país o territorio ha notificado casos confirmados de transmisión autóctona (adquiridos localmente) del virus Zika (ZIKV). Hasta la fecha, 31 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos de infección por ZIKV (Figura 1).

Figura 1. Países y territorios con casos confirmados de infección por virus Zika (transmisión autóctona), 2015-2016. (al 10 de marzo de 2016).

11 Mar 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 6-12 March 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, haemolytic uraemic syndrome in Romania and seasonal influenza.