Zika situation report
17 November 2016
Zika virus, Microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome
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List of countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission (Table 1.)
- Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
- Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
- Argentina and Guadeloupe
- Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
- The fifth meeting of the Emergency Committee on Zika virus, microcephaly other neurological disorders will be convened on 18 November 2016. The Emergency Committee will review the implementation and impact of earlier recommendations, provide advice on whether the current event still constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, and determine if new recommendations are needed or existing recommendations require revision.
- Overall, the global risk assessment has not changed. Zika virus continues to spread geographically to areas where competent vectors are present. Although a decline in cases of Zika infection has been reported in some countries, or in some parts of countries, vigilance needs to remain high.