Zika virus

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Actualités concernant la Zika

Barbara, Jocelly and Maria Eduarda after attending a reproductive health seminar in Goiana, Brazil. © UNFPA Brazil/Tatiana Almeida
21 October 2016 Giving girls a voice in Zika-affected communities
"I heard at school that Zika is sexually transmitted, and my mother has also mentioned it," Maria Eduarda told her friends, Barbara and Jocielly, all 14, after they had exited a reproductive health seminar.
Young members of REPROTAI, a UNFPA-supported youth organization, head to the Lobato neighbourhood of Salvador. They are raising awareness of how to prevent the spread of Zika. © UNFPA/Tatiana Almeida
15 September 2016 Young people take the lead against Zika in Brazil
Young people are taking the lead against Zika in the slums and favelas of Brazil, where poor sanitation has led to a proliferation of mosquito-borne illnesses, including dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus. "The...

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On 1 Feb 2016, the World Health Organization declared a sudden cluster of microcephaly cases and related neurological malformations an international public health emergency. These cases of neurological issues are related to an outbreak of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to severe neurological complications in developing foetuses as well as Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Since 2015, more than 65 countries have reported evidence of vector-borne Zika virus transmission.

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Zika virus: Frequently asked questions
In early 2016, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of Zika virus an international public health emergency. Currently, UNFPA is helping lead global efforts to promote widespread information about Zika...