Zika virus

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Actualités concernant la Zika

26 February 2016 Zika outbreak: Ensuring that sexual and reproductive health services are part of the response
Daniela Souza Batista, age 32, was in her third month of pregnancy when she first noticed she had symptoms of Zika virus. It was late spring 2015, early in the Zika outbreak and months before the possible link between...

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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.