Zika virus

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Actualités concernant la Zika

Inspired by the Rio 2016 Olympic logo, the #EuAbraço campaign celebrates diversity and raises public awareness against discrimination. © UNIC Rio/Pedro Andrade
23 August 2016 Campaign brings condoms, HIV testing and hugs to the Olympics
The #EuAbraço, or “#iEmbrace,” campaign is a massive public health initiative targeting Olympics spectators, fans and athletes with condoms, sexual and reproductive health information, HIV testing, information about...
Dream Team do Passinho launches their hit new song, "More Rights, Less Zika" on World Population Day 2016. The song is a collaboration between the popular music group and UNFPA. © UNFPA Brazil/Tatiana Almeida
3 August 2016 Brazilian funk music sensation Dream Team do Passinho calls for "More Rights, Less Zika"
Funk music stars from Brazil’s favela communities are calling for people to “get together for more rights, less zika” in their newest single. The band, Dream Team do Passinho, partnered with UNFPA to produce the song,...

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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.