Zika

Recent News

May 27, 2016
Brazil couple

Zika data point to sexual transmission in women

Women in the sexually active age-group are much more likely than men to be infected with Zika virus.

May 26, 2016
Zika virus from microcephaly case

New estimate puts Zika microcephaly risk at 1% to 13%

In addition, Spain has reported a microcephaly case related to Zika virus infection.

May 25, 2016
Zika baby

More eye problems found in babies with Zika-linked microcephaly

Also, Consumer Reports warns that some plant-based repellents don't work well against Aedes mosquitoes.

May 24, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Zika found in wild mosquitoes; US reviews Wolbachia use

Also, PAHO posts ethics guidance, and Colombia and Costa Rica note microcephaly.

May 23, 2016
Margaret Chan

At WHA, Chan cites Zika, yellow fever policy failures

The WHO director-general says a massive policy failure allowed mosquito control to lapse in the '70s.

May 20, 2016
Pregnant woman with doctor

Reporting change, rising cases vault US Zika pregnancy cases to 279

CDC officials said fewer than a dozen birth defects and miscarriages have been reported in pregnant women who were infected with Zika virus.

May 20, 2016
Africa from space

Cape Verde Zika virus matches Americas' strain, threatening Africa

The detection has triggered more efforts to beef up surveillance and testing capacity in African countries.

May 19, 2016
capitol interior

House approves $622 million Zika funding package

In other developments, new community engagement programs are under way in the Americas, including a superhero-themed campaign aimed at kids.

May 18, 2016
Capitol Hill

Senate passes Zika funds as groups brace for readiness cuts

Elsewhere, the WHO rates the Zika threat to Europe as low to moderate.

May 16, 2016
Zika virus

Researchers unveil first human-made Zika virus clone

In addition, Germany notes its first case of sexual transmission, and Argentina reports its first local cases.

Resources & Literature

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Last updated May 27, 2016

Latest Cases & General Informationaedes aegypti mosquito

Zika virus (CDC landing page)
Latest Zika situation reports (WHO)
Zika virus infections and complications called Public Health Emergency of International Concern (WHO, Feb 1, 2016)
Zika virus disease, frequently asked questions about Zika virus (WHO Emergencies Preparedness, Response)
Zika virus infection (PAHO/WHO landing page)

Maps

2016 Zika outbreak timeline map (HealthMap)
Pacific Disaster Center maps (updated periodically)
Maps predict possible Zika hot spots (USA Today, Apr 28, 2016)
Mapping global environmental suitability for Zika virus (eLife study, Apr 19, 2016)
Pregnant? The CDC says these are the Zika-affected areas to avoid (STAT map, Feb 2, 2016)
Here are all the known cases of Zika virus in the world (Popular Science map, Feb 4, 2016)

Latest News & Commentary

Most recent CIDRAP News coverage (updated daily)
Chasing an epidemic: on the road with Brazil's Zika detectives (Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2016)
Zika in the United States of America and a fateful 1969 decision (PLoS Negl Trop Dis editorial by Peter Hotez, MD, May 26, 2016)
How do we know the Zika virus will cost the world $3.5 billion? (Scientific American, May 25, 2016)
This is how U.S. officials plan to protect Olympic athletes from Zika (Washington Post, May 25, 2016)
Zika: Africa 'reasonably well prepared' (BBC, May 25, 2016)
U.S. labs probe Zika, but the going is tough (CBC News, May 25, 2016)
How Zika spiraled out of control (Scientific American, May 24, 2016)
CDC official says thousands may have arrived in US with Zika (ABC News, May 24, 2016)
States on Zika's frontline see big gaps in funding, expertise (Reuters, May 24, 2016)
Mosquito hunters set traps across Houston, search for signs of Zika (NPR, May 24, 2016)
Behind the world’s top drugmakers’ approach to Zika vaccine (Bloomberg News, May 23, 2016)
Dr. Fauci: 'forceful preparation' key to combating Zika spread in US (ABC News, May 22, 2016)
Zika is coming, but we’re far from ready (Washington Post commentary by Ronald Klain, May 22, 2016)
Mosquitoes carrying Zika virus could hit U.S. in the next month (Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2016)
Zika funding too low in House, Senate bills, Obama says (ScienceInsider, May 20, 2016)
How many Zika-infected infants will develop microcephaly and other FAQs (PBS, May 18, 2016)
Zika must remain a high priority (Nature editorial, May 18, 2016)

Vector Control

Insect repellents (Consumer Reports product review, May 25, 2016)
How to protect against mosquito bites (CDC, May 19, 2016)
Technical statement on the role of disinsection in the context of Zika outbreaks, 2016 (CDC, regarding insecticides in commercial planes, May 19, 2016)
PAHO offers to provide technical support for pilot studies of new mosquito control technologies (Apr 8, 2016)
Interim CDC recommendations for Zika vector control in the continental United States (Mar 18, 2016)
FDA announces comment period for draft environmental assessment for genetically engineered mosquito (FDA news release, Mar 11, 2016)
Protecting the health and safety of workers in emergency vector control of Aedes mosquitoes: interim guidance for vector control and health workers
(WHO, Mar 10, 2016)
Summit on the Aedes aegypti crisis in the Americas: joining together to address a grand challenge (briefing paper ahead of Mar 13, 2016, summit)
Monitoring and managing insecticide resistance in Aedes mosquito populations: interim guidance for entomologists (WHO, Mar 8, 2016)
Mosquito control: can it stop Zika at source? (WHO, Feb 17, 2016)
Surveillance and control of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the United States (CDC)
PAHO urges work to control mosquitos in fight against Zika, dengue, chikungunya
(Feb 12, 2016)
Mosquitos: Aedes aegypti (ECDC landing page)
Information page on Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (University of Florida)
Would it be a bad thing to wipe out a species ... if it's a mosquito? (NPR, Feb 20, 2016)
Identification of Zika virus vectors and implications for control (Lancet Infect Dis commentary, Feb 4, 2016)
Zika virus outbreak in the Americas: the need for novel mosquito control methods (Lancet Glob Health commentary, Feb 1, 2016)
Fighting arbovirus transmission: natural and engineered control of vector competencein Aedes mosquitoes. (Insects, Mar 23, 2015)
The global distribution of the arbovirus vectors Aedes aegypti and Ae. Albopictus. (eLife, Jun 30, 2015)

Health Agency Documents

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO confirms Zika virus strain imported from the Americas to Cabo Verde (May 20, 2016)
Zika virus expected to spread in Europe in late spring and summer: overall risk low to moderate (May 18, 2016)
Pregnancy management in the context of Zika virus infection: interim guidance update (May 13, 2016)
One year into the Zika outbreak: how an obscure disease became a global health emergency (May 5, 2016)
Surveillance for Zika virus infection, microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome: interim guidance (Apr 6, 2016)
Laboratory testing for Zika virus infection: interim guidance (Mar 23, 2016)
Guillain-Barre syndrome United States of America (Disease Outbreak News, Mar 21, 2016)
Zika virus vectors and risk of spread in the WHO European Region (Mar 18, 2016)
Zika virus and potential complications: questions and answers (Mar 10, 2016)
WHO and experts prioritize vaccines, diagnostics and innovative vector control tools for Zika R&D (Note for media, Mar 9, 2016)
Guillain-Barre syndrome – France - French Polynesia (Disease Outbreak News, Mar 7, 2016)
Zika virus infection – Argentina and France (Disease Outbreak News, Mar 7, 2016)
Assessment of infants with microcephaly in the context of Zika virus: interim guidance (Feb 25, 2016)
Identification and management of Guillain-Barre syndrome in the context of Zika virus: interim guidance (Feb 25, 2016)
Breastfeeding in the context of Zika virus: interim guidance (Feb 25, 2016)
Zika and sexual transmission (Q&A, Feb 25, 2016)
Maintaining a safe and adequate blood supply during Zika virus outbreaks, interim guidance (Feb 19, 2016)
Prevention of potential sexual transmission of Zika virus, interim guidance (Feb 18, 2016)
Dispelling rumours around Zika and microcephaly (Feb 19, 2016)
Zika outbreak: WHO's global emergency response plan (Feb 16, 2016)
Zika virus disease: interim case definition (Feb 12, 2016)
Disease Outbreak News updates
Zika virus risk assessment in the WHO African Region (February 2016)
WHO statement on the first meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations. (Feb 1, 2016)
Zika virus disease: Questions and answers (Jan 20, 2016)
WHO involvement in Zika R&D (Feb 8, 2016)
Women in the context of microcephaly and Zika virus disease (Q&A, Feb 10, 2016)
Zika open (Bull World Health Organ papers posted in the context of the Public Health Emergency of International Concern)
Zika situation report: Zika and potential complications (Feb 12, 2016)
Zika situation report: Neurological syndrome and congenital abnormalities (Feb 5, 2016)
Microcephaly/Zika virus (landing page)
Guillain-Barre syndrome: fact sheet (February 2016)
Guillain-Barre syndrome – El Salvador (Disease Outbreak News, Jan 21, 2016)
Zika virus outbreaks in the Americas (WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record, Nov 6, 2015)

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Zika virus infection (landing page)
Zika ethics consultation: ethics guidance on key issues raised by the outbreak (May 23, 2016)
Cartoon Network joins PAHO, UNICEF to educate kids about preventing Zika (May 19, 2016)
Zika risk communication, community engagement focus of new prevention efforts by CDC, CDC Foundation, PAHO in U.S. Territories and the Americas (May 18, 2016)
Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week launched to raise awareness on preventing Zika (May 9, 2016)
Zika a year later: how a new virus took the Americas by surprise (May 7, 2016)
Communities urged to clean up mosquito breeding sites to prevent Zika, during Vaccination Week in the Americas (Apr 28, 2016)
PAHO launches database that gathers worldwide Zika virus research (Apr 14, 2016)
Zika research projects list (updated continuously)
Zika virus surveillance intensifying in the Americas, but burden of disease still unclear (Mar 28, 2016)
Questions and answers on vector control for Zika virus (Mar 24, 2016)
Community work: a key to Zika prevention in Colombia (Mar 14, 2016)
Scientists studying intensified vector control measures to combat Zika, dengue and chikungunya in the Americas (Mar 11, 2016)
Zika epidemiological update (Mar 3, 2016)
Scientists call for intensified research on Zika and microcephaly (Mar 3, 2016)
PAHO, laboratories set guidelines to identify, confirm Zika virus (Feb 26, 2016)
PAHO statement on Zika virus transmission and prevention (Jan 24, 2016)
PAHO aims for faster diagnosis, more integration in combat against Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses (Feb 15, 2016)
PAHO activities on Zika prevention and control (Jan 27, 2016)
As the Zika virus spreads, PAHO advises countries to monitor and report birth anomalies and other suspected complications of the virus (Jan 18, 2016)
Neurological syndrome, congenital malformations, and Zika virus infection (Epidemiologic update, Jan 17, 2016)
Zika virus infection and Zika fever: Frequently asked questions (Jan 6, 2016)
Question and Answers: Zika and pregnancy (Jan 5, 2016)
Neurological syndrome, congenital malformations, and Zika virus infection. Implications for public health in the Americas (Epidemiologic alert, Dec 1, 2015)
Zika virus infection (Epidemiologic alert, May 7, 2015)

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC director addresses National Press Club (transcript, May 26, 2016—most is on Zika)
Diagnostic testing of urine specimens for suspected Zika virus infection (HAN advisory, May 25, 2016)
Build your own Zika prevention kit
Fact sheets and posters (in multiple languages)
Possible Zika virus infection among pregnant women — United States and territories, May 2016 (MMWR report, May 20, 2016)
CDC changes reporting of numbers of pregnant women affected by Zika virus (May 20, 2016)
The Strategic National Stockpile's unique role in Zika prevention (Public Health Matters Blog, May 9, 2016)
US Zika Pregnancy Registry: what parents need to know (Apr 22, 2016)
Interim guidance for protecting workers from occupational exposure to Zika virus (CDC/OSHA, Apr 22, 2016)
CDC concludes Zika causes microcephaly and other birth defects
(media statement, Apr 13, 2016)
Zika Action Plan Summit (Apr 1, 2016)
National Zika summit focused on coordinated U.S. response (news release, Apr 1, 2016)
Zika and pregnancy: what you should know (updated Apr 1, 2016)
Preparing for local mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus — United States, 2016. (MMWR, Apr 1, 2016)
Tools for health care providers (updated Mar 26, 2016)
Estimating contraceptive needs and increasing access to contraception in response to the Zika virus disease outbreak — Puerto Rico, 2016. (MMWR, Mar 25, 2016)
Interim guidance for prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus — United States, 2016. (MMWR, Mar 25, 2016)
Interim guidance for health care providers caring for women of reproductive age with possible Zika virus exposure — United States, 2016. (MMWR, Mar 25, 2016)
Preventing transmission of Zika virus in labor and delivery settings through implementation of standard precautions — United States, 2016. (MMWR, Mar 22, 2016)
Zika, mosquitoes, and standing water (Public Health Matters Blog, Mar 22, 2016)
Information for parents about Zika virus (Mar 19, 2016)
Biosafety guidance for transportation of specimens and for work with Zika virus in the laboratory (Mar 15, 2016)
Zika and sex: Information for men with pregnant partners living in areas with Zika (Fact sheet, Mar 14, 2016)
Zika and sex: Information for pregnant women living in areas with Zika (Fact sheet, Mar 14, 2016)
For pregnant women in areas with Zika: Protect your pregnancy (Fact sheet, Mar 10, 2016)
Revision to CDC's Zika travel notices: minimal likelihood for mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission at elevations above 2,000 meters. (MMWR, Mar 11, 2016)
Zika virus risk-based preparedness and response guidance for states (Mar 9, 2016)
Increase in reported prevalence of microcephaly in infants born to women living in areas with confirmed Zika virus transmission during the first trimester of pregnancy — Brazil, 2015 (MMWR, Mar 8, 2016)
Zika virus infection among U.S. pregnant travelers — August 2015–February 2016. (MMWR, Feb 26, 2016)
Transmission of Zika virus through sexual contact with travelers to areas of ongoing transmission — continental United States, 2016. (MMWR, Feb 26, 2016)CDC issues advice for travel to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games (Feb 26, 2016)
New CDC laboratory test for Zika virus authorized for emergency use by FDA (Feb 26, 2016)
Update: Interim guidelines for prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus — United States, 2016 (Health Alert Network advisory, Feb 23, 2016)
CDC encourages following guidance to prevent sexual transmission of Zika virus (media statement, Feb 23, 2016)
5 things you really need to know about Zika (Public Health Matters Blog, Feb 24, 2016)
Zika virus — what clinicians need to know (Jan 26, 2016)
Interim guidelines for health care providers caring for infants and children with possible Zika virus infection — United States, February 2016 (MMWR update, Feb 19, 2016)
Recognizing, managing, and reporting Zika virus infections in travelers returning from Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico (Health Advisory, Jan 15, 2016)
Zika virus microsite (for info sharing and tracking developments)
Zika data repository on Github
Zika virus disease Q & A
Facts about microcephaly
Question and answers: Zika virus infection (Zika) and pregnancy
Questions and answers for pediatric healthcare providers: Infants and Zika virus infection
Revised diagnostic testing for Zika, chikungunya, and dengue viruses in US Public Health Laboratories (memo, Jan 7, 2016)
Zika virus 101 (video, Feb 11, 2016)
CDC scientists use AMD methods to develop diagnostic tools for Zika virus (Feb 3, 2016, fact sheet)
Travel health notices

Government of Canada

Zika virus (landing page)
Public health notice — Zika virus (Public Health Agency of Canada [PHAC])
Zika virus infection in the America (Travel health notice, PHAC)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Zika virus infection (landing page)
Accumulating evidence on Zika virus disease and potential link to severe outcomes (Rapid risk assessment, Apr 13, 2016)
Zika virus disease epidemic: preparedness planning guide for diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Apr 8, 2016)
Zika virus disease epidemic: potential association with microcephaly and Guillain–Barre syndrome, fourth update (Rapid risk assessment, Mar 9, 2016)
Zika virus disease epidemic: potential association with microcephaly and Guillain–Barre syndrome, third update (Rapid risk assessment, Feb 23, 2016)
Outbreaks of Zika virus and complications potentially linked to the Zika virus infection (Feb 5, 2016, epidemiologic update)
Zika virus epidemic: potential association with microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome (Rapid risk assessment, Jan 21, 2016)
Microcephaly in Brazil potentially linked to the Zika virus epidemic, ECDC assesses the risk (Nov 25, 2015)
Microcephaly in Brazil potentially linked to the Zika virus epidemic (Rapid risk assessment, Nov 24, 2015)
Zika virus infection outbreak, French Polynesia (Rapid risk assessment, updated Feb 14, 2014)

United Nations

The human rights dimensions of Zika (commentary by Alexandra Phelan & Lawrence Gostin, Apr 4, 2016)

Public Health England (PHE)

The characteristics, symptoms, diagnosis and epidemiology of Zika (landing page)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Web page

New Zealand Ministry of Health

Zika virus (landing page)
Zika virus: updated travel advice for pregnant women (Mar 1, 2016)

US National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Zika virus (resource page)
Snapshots of life: portrait of Zika virus (NIH Director’s Blog, May 19, 2016)
Zika and birth defects: the evidence mounts (NIH Director’s Blog, Mar 15, 2016)
NIH seeks research applications to study Zika in pregnancy, developing fetus (Feb 5, 2016)
Zika virus: an emerging health threat (NIH Director’s blog, Jan 26, 2016)
Notice of NIAID's interest to highlight high-priority Zika virus (ZIKV) research areas (Jan 22, 2016)

US Health and Human Services (HHS)

Zika virus health information resources (Disaster Information Management Research Center, updated daily)
Zika: resources at your fingertips (updated monthly)
Addressing the threat of Zika on the ground in Puerto Rico (blog post, May 2, 2016)
HHS helping lift key hurdle in the efforts to develop better Zika diagnostics (Apr 27, 2016)
HHS awards $5 million to Puerto Rico health centers to fight the spread of Zika virus (Apr 26, 2016)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Zika Virus Response Updates from FDA (landing page)
FDA allows use of investigational test to screen blood donations for Zika virus (news release, Mar 30, 2016)
FDA issues recommendations to reduce the risk of Zika virus transmission by human cell and tissue products (news release, Mar 1, 2016)
Emergency Use Authorization for Zika test (Feb 26, 2016)

US White House

Taking every step necessary, as quickly as possible, to protect the American people from Zika (blog post, Apr 6, 2016)
Preparing for and responding to the Zika virus at home and abroad (fact sheet, Feb 8, 2016)

US Congressional Research Service

Zika response funding: request and congressional action (May 20, 2016)
Zika response funding: in brief (Apr 14, 2016)
Zika virus: global health considerations (CRS Insight, Feb 9, 2016)

US Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Preliminary observations on the Zika virus outbreak (Mar 2, 2016)

US Department of Defense

DoD adds funding to enhance Zika surveillance by military labs (May 16, 2016)

USAID

Combatting Zika and future threats: a grand challenge for development (Apr 13, 2016)

Institute of Medicine

Potential research priorities to inform public health and medical practice for domestic Zika virus (workshop brief, Feb 29, 2016)
Research priorities to inform public health and medical practice for domestic Zika Virus: a workshop (National Academies meeting video, Feb 16, 2016)

Resources in Affected Countries

CIDRAP-compiled list of health ministry links for affected countries

Resources from Journals, News Organizations

Zika reports (MMWR)
Zika virus (N Engl J Med)
Zika virus resource centre (Lancet)
Zika virus: free articles by discipline (Springer/Nature)
Zika virus resource center (Elsevier)
Zika virus: full coverage (USA Today)
Zika virus (BMJ)
Zika in 30 seconds: what you need to know today (STAT News)
Zika virus (Elsevier)
Zika virus outbreak (NBC News)
Reuters focus: the Zika virus
Zika virus disease (JAMA patient page, Apr 13, 2016)
Zika virus infection (compilation of Eurosurveillance articles on Zika)
Zika virus resources (PLoS Collections)
Zika virus resource page (Science Open)
Zika spotlight (Emerging Infectious Diseases articles, 2007-2016)
Zika virus in pregnancy: where to find useful guidance (BJOG)
Zika: a clinical guide (BMJ)

American Public Health Association (APHA)

New Zika virus chapter updates 'Control of Communicable Diseases Manual' (News release, May 11, 2016)

American Medical Association (AMA)

Zika virus resource center

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Zika virus resources

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Zika virus

Wellcome Trust

The ethics of Zika trials in pregnancy (blog post, Apr 14, 2016)
Zika: Why now and what next? (video, Mar 1, 2016)
What we need to find out about Zika and pregnancy (Feb 18, 2016)
Zika: Q&A with the infectious disease expert (Feb 16, 2016)
Sharing data during Zika and other global health emergencies (Feb 10, 2016)
Zika virus outbreak in the Americas (Feb 1, 2016, blog post)
Taking action on Zika (Feb 2, 2016, blog post)
Zika: Q&A with the mapping expert (Feb 23, 2016)

Global Health Network, Fiocruz Institute (Brazil)

Zika infection

UpToDate

Zika virus infection: an overview

Global Virus Network

GVN launches Zika Task Force (Feb 16, 2016)

MPHonline

Bitten: Zika virus 101 (infographic)

Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA)

A cost-effectiveness tool for informing policies on Zika control

Twitter 

CIDRAP (@CIDRAP)
PAHO-WHO (@pahowho)
World Health Organization (@WHO)
ECDC (@ECDC_EU)
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH (@DrFriedenCDC)
Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell)
Ian M Mackay, PhD (@MackayIM)
Lisa Schnirring (@lisaschnirring)
Michael Coston (@Fla_Medic)
Crawford Kilian (@crof)
Maryn McKenna (@marynmck)
Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett)
Martin Enserink (@martinenserink)
Jon Cohen (@sciencecohen)
Greg Folkers, MPH (@greg_folkers)
Maia Majumder, MPH (@maiamajumder)
Tara C. Smith, PhD (@aetiology)
Peter J. Hotez, MD (@PeterHotez)
Michael Edelstein, MbChB (@epi_michael)
Judy Stone, MD (@DrJudyStone)
Jeremy Farrar, MD (@JeremyFarrar)
PLoS Currents (@PLOSCurrents)

Selected Reading

2016

Adibi JJ, Marques ETA Jr, Cartus A, et al. Teratogenic effects of the Zika virus and the role of the placenta. (Hypothesis). Lancet 2016 (published online Mar 4)
Ahmad SSY, Amin TN, Ustianowski A. Zika virus: management of infection and risk. BMJ 2016 (published online Feb 26)
Akiner MM, Demirci B, Babuadze G, et al. Spread of the invasive mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the Black Sea region increases risk of chikungunya, dengue, and Zika outbreaks in Europe. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Apr 26;10(4):e0004664
Aliota MT, Caine EA, Walker EC, et al. Characterization of lethal Zika virus infection in AG129 mice. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Apr 19;10(4):e0004682
Anaya JM, Ramirez-Santana C, Salgado-Castaneda I, et al. Zika virus and neurologic autoimmunity: the putative role of gangliosides. (Commentary) BMC Med 2016 Mar 21;14:49
Anderson KB, Thomas SJ, Endy TP. The emergence of Zika virus: a narrative review. Ann Intern Med 2016 (published online May 3)
Armstrong P, Hennessey M, Adams M, et al. Travel-associated Zika virus disease cases among U.S. residents — United States, January 2015-February 2016. MMWR 2016 Mar 18;65(Early release)
Arzusa-Ortega L, Polo A, Perez-Tatis G, et al. Fatal Zika virus infection in girl with sickle cell disease, Colombia. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis (published online Jan 26, 2016)
Atkinson B, Hearn P, Afrough B, et al. Detection of Zika virus in semen. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Feb 11)
Attar N. ZIKA virus circulates in new regions. Nature Rev Microbiol (published online Jan 11, 2016)
Aubry M, Richard V, Green J, et al. Inactivation of Zika virus in plasma with amotosalen and ultraviolet A illumination Transfusion 56(1):33-40, Jan 2016
Ayres CFJ. Identification of Zika virus vectors and implications for control. Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Feb 4)
Barreto ML, Barral-Netto M, Stabeli R, et al. Zika virus and microcephaly in Brazil: a scientific agenda. Lancet 2016 (published online Feb 24)
Barton MA, Salvadori MI. Zika virus and microcephaly. (Commentary) CMAJ 2016 (published online Mar 21)
Barzon L, Pacenti M, Berto A, et al. Isolation of infectious Zika virus from saliva and prolonged viral RNA shedding in a traveller returning from the Dominican Republic to Italy, January 2016. Euro Surveill. 2016 Mar 10;21(10):pii=30159
Basarab M, Bowman C, Aarons EJ, et al. Zika virus. (Clinical review) BMJ 2016 (published online Feb 26)
Bastos L, Villela DAM, Carvalho LM, et al. Zika in Rio de Janeiro: assessment of basic reproductive number and its comparison with dengue. bioRxiv 2016 May 25
Baud D, Van Mieghem T, Musso D, et al. Clinical management of pregnant women exposed to Zika virus. (Letter) Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 4)
Beckham JD, Pastula DM, Massey A, et al. Zika virus as an emerging global pathogen: neurological complications of Zika virus. JAMA Neurol 2016 (published online May 16)
Benelli G. Spread of Zika virus: the key role of mosquito vector control. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed 2016 (published online Apr 20)
Benelli G, Canale A, Higuchi A, et al. The recent outbreaks of Zika virus: mosquito control faces a further challenge. Asian Pac J Trop Dis 2016 Apr;6(4):253-8
Besnard M, Eyrolle-Guignot D, Guillemette-Artur P, et al. Congenital cerebral malformations and dysfunction in fetuses and newborns following the 2013 to 2014 Zika virus epidemic in French Polynesia. Euro Surveill 2016 Mar 31;21(13):pii=30181
Bingham AM, Cone M, Mock V, et al. Comparison of test results for Zika virus RNA in urine, serum, and saliva specimens from persons with travel-associated Zika virus disease — Florida, 2016. MMWR 2016 May 10;65(Early release)
Bogoch II, Brady OJ, Kraemer MU, et al. Anticipating the international spread of Zika virus from Brazil. (Letter) Lancet 2016 Jan 23;387(10016):335-6
Brasil P, Calvet GA, Siqueira AM, et al. Zika virus outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: clinical characterization, epidemiological and virological aspects. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Apr 12;10(4):e0004636
Brasil P, Pereira JP, Gabaglia CR, et al. Zika virus infection in pregnant women in Rio de Janeiro — preliminary report. N Engl J Med 2016 (published online Mar 4)
Brasil P, Sequeira PC, Freitas AD, et al. Guillain-Barre syndrome associated with Zika virus infection. Lancet 2016 Apr 2;387(10026):1482
Broutet N, Krauer F, Riesen M, et al. Zika virus as a cause of neurologic disorders. (Commentary) N Engl J Med 2016 (published online Mar 9)
Burattini MN, Coutinho FAB, Lopez LF, et al. Potential exposure to Zika virus for foreign tourists during the 2016 Carnival and Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Epidemiol Infect 2016 (published online Apr 4)
Burke RM, Pandya P, Nastouli E, et al. Zika virus infection during pregnancy: what, where, and why? (Editorial) Br J Gen Pract 2016 Mar;66(644):122-3
Cao-Lormeau VM. Tropical islands as new hubs for emerging arboviruses. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Mar 28)
Cao-Lormeau VM, Alexandre Blake A, Mons S, et al. Guillain-Barre syndrome outbreak associated with Zika virus infection in French Polynesia: a case-control study. Lancet 2016 (published online Feb 29)
Calvet G, Aguiar RS, Melo ASO, et al. Detection and sequencing of Zika virus from amniotic fluid of fetuses with microcephaly in Brazil: a case study. Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Feb 17)
Calvet GA, Filippis AM, Mendonca MC, et al. First detection of autochthonous Zika virus transmission in a HIV-infected patient in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. J Clin Virol 2016;74:1-3, Jan 2016
Calvez E, Guillaumot L, Millet L, et al. Genetic diversity and phylogeny of Aedes aegypti, the main arbovirus vector in the Pacific. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Jan 22;10(1):e000437
Camacho E, Paternina-Gomez M, Blanco PJ, et al. Detection of autochthonous Zika virus transmission in Sincelejo, Colombia. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jan 26)
Carneiro LA, Travassos LH. Autophagy and viral diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Microbes Infect 2016 (published online Jan 14)
Carteaux G, Maquart M, Dessap AM, et al. Zika virus associated with meningoencephalitis. (Letter) N Engl J Med 2016 (published online Mar 9)
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CDC. Interim guidance for Zika virus testing of urine — United States, 2016. MMWR 2016 May 10;65(Early release)
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Venturi G, Zammarchi L, Fortuna C, et al. An autochthonous case of Zika due to possible sexual transmission, Florence, Italy, 2014. Euro Surveill 2016 Feb 25;21(8):pii=30148
Victora CG, Schuler-Faccini L, Matijasevich A, et al. Microcephaly in Brazil: how to interpret reported numbers? (Commentary) Lancet 2016 (published online Feb 6)
Villamil-Gomez WE, Gonzalez-Camargo O, Rodriguez-Ayubi J, et al. Dengue, chikungunya and Zika co-infection in a patient from Colombia. J Infect Public Health. 2016 (published online Jan 2)
Villamil-Gomez WE, Mendoza-Guete A, Villalobos E, et al. Diagnosis, management and follow-up of pregnant women with Zika virus infection: a preliminary report of the ZIKERNCOL cohort study on Sincelejo, Colombia. Travel Med Infect Dis 2016 (published online Mar 4)
Vorou R. Zika virus, vectors, reservoirs, amplifying hosts, and their potential to spread worldwide: what we know and what we should investigate urgently. Int J Infect Dis 2016 (published online May 18)
Waggoner JJ, Gresh L, Mohamed-Hadley A, et al. Single-reaction multiplex PCR for detection of Zika, chikungunya, and dengue viruses. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 25)
Waggoner JJ, Pinsky BA. Zika virus: diagnostics for an emerging pandemic threat. J Clin Microbiol 2016 (published online Feb 17)
Wang L, Valderramo SG, Wu A, et al. From mosquitos to humans: genetic evolution of Zika virus. (Commentary) Cell Host Microb 2016 (published online Apr 16)
Wilson ME, Schlagenhauf P.Aedes and the triple threat of DENV, CHIKV, ZIKV — arboviral risks and prevention at the 2016 Rio Olympic games. Travel Med Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jan 29)
Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Afebrile, asymptomatic and non-thrombocytopenic Zika virus infection: don’t miss it! (Letter) Asian Pac J Trop Med 2016 (published online Mar 23)
Xie X, Shan C, Shi PY. Restriction of Zika virus by host innate immunity. Cell Host Microb 2016 (published online May 11)
Zhang FC, Li XF, Deng YQ, et al. Excretion of infectious Zika virus in urine. (Letter) Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online May 12)
Zhang Y, Chen W, Wong G, et al. Highly diversified Zika viruses imported to China, 2016. Protein Cell 2016 (published online May 21)
Zhu Z, Chan JFW, Tee KM, et al. Comparative genomic analysis of pre-epidemic and epidemic Zika virus strains for virological factors potentially associated with the rapidly expanding epidemic. Emerg Microbes Infect 2016 (published online Mar 16)
Zmurko J, Marques RE, Schols D, et al. The viral polymerase inhibitor 7-deaza-2'-C-methyladenosine is a potent inhibitor of in vitro Zika virus replication and delays disease progression in a robust mouse infection model. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 May 10;10(5):e0004695
Zumla A, Goodfellow I, Kasolo F, Ntoumi F, et al. Zika virus outbreak and the case for building effective and sustainable rapid diagnostics laboratory capacity globally. Int J Infect Dis 2016  (published online Mar 4)

2015

Brown C. Zika virus outbreaks in Asia and South America. CMAJ 2015 Dec 22. pii:cmaj.109-5212
Buathong R, Hermann L, Thaisomboonsuk B, et al. Detection of Zika virus infection in Thailand, 2012-2014. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2015 Aug;93(2):380-3. Epub 2015 Jun 22
Derraik JG, Slaney D. Notes on Zika virus – an emerging pathogen now present in the South Pacific. Aust N Z J Public Health 2015 Feb;39(1):5-7. Epub 2015 Jan 5
Diagne CT, Diallo D, Faye O, et al. Potential of selected Senegalese Aedes spp. mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) to transmit Zika virus. BMC Infect Dis 2015 Nov 2;15:492
Dyer O. Zika virus spreads across Americas as concerns mount over birth defects. BMJ 2015 Dec 23;351:h6983
Gatherer D, Kohl A. Zika virus: a previously slow pandemic spreads rapidly through the Americas. J Gen Virol 2015 Dec 18 [Epub ahead of print]
Gautret P, Simon F. Dengue, chikungunya and Zika and mass gatherings: what happened in Brazil, 2014. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2015 Dec 24. pii:S1477-8939(15)00205-7
Hamel R, Dejarnac O, Wichit S, et al. Biology of Zika virus infection in human skin cells. J Virol 2015 Sep;89(17):8880-96. Epub 2015 Jun 17
Kelser EA. Meet dengue's cousin, Zika. Microbes Infect 2015 Dec 17. pii: S1286-4579(15)00259-2. [Epub ahead of print]
Leung GH, Baird RW, Druce J, et al. Zika virus infection in Australia following a monkey bite in Indonesia. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 2015 May;46(3):460-4
Marano G, Pupella S, Vaglio S, et al. Zika virus and the never-ending story of emerging pathogens and transfusion medicine. Blood Transfus 2015 Nov 5:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
Marcondes CB, Ximenes MF. Zika virus in Brazil and the danger of infestation by Aedes (Stegomyia) mosquitoes. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2015 Dec 22. pii:S0037-86822015005003102
Martinez-Pulgarin DF, Acevedo-Mendoza WF, Cardona-Ospina JA, et al. A bibliometric analysis of global Zika research. Travel Med Infect Dis 2015 Jul 29. pii: S1477-8939(15)00120-9. [Epub ahead of print]
Musso D, Cao-Lormeau VM, Gubler DJ. Zika virus: following the path of dengue and chikungunya? Lancet 2015 Jul 18;386(9990):243-4
Musso D, Roche C, Nhan TX, et al. Detection of Zika virus in saliva. J Clin Virol 2015 Jul;68:53-5. Epub 2015 Apr 29
Musso D, Roche C, Robin E, et al. Potential sexual transmission of Zika virus. Emerg Infect Dis 2015 Feb;21(3):359-61
Patino-Barbosa AM, Medina I, Gil-Restrepo AF, et al. Zika: another sexually transmitted infection? Sex Transm Infect 2015 Aug;91(5):359. Epub 2015 Jun 25
Porse CC, Kramer V, Yoshimizu MH, et al. Public health response to Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosquitoes invading California, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2015 Oct;21(10):1827-9
Rodriguez-Morales AJ. Zika: the new arbovirus threat for Latin America. J Infect Dev Ctries 2015 Jul 4;9(6):684-5
Sabogal-Roman JA, Murillo-Garcia DR, Yepes-Echeverri MC, et al. Healthcare students and workers' knowledge about transmission, epidemiology and symptoms of Zika fever in four cities of Colombia. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2015 Dec 23. pii:S1477-8939(15)00204-5
Salvador FS, Fujita DM. Entry routes for Zika virus in Brazil after 2014 world cup: new possibilities. Travel Med Infect Dis 2015 Nov 14. pii:S1477-8939(15)00173-8. [Epub ahead of print]
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Tappe D, Perez-Giron JV, Zammarchi L, et al. Cytokine kinetics of Zika virus-infected patients from acute to reconvalescent phase. Med Microbiol Immunol 2015 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print]
Tognarelli J, Ulloa S, Villagra E, et al. A report on the outbreak of Zika virus on Easter Island, South Pacific, 2014. Arch Virol 2015 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print]
Zammarchi L, Stella G, Mantella A, et al. Zika virus infections imported to Italy: Clinical, immunological and virological findings, and public health implications. J Clin Virol 2015 Feb;63:32-5. Epub 2014 Dec 12
Zammarchi L, Tappe D, Fortuna C, et al. Zika virus infection in a traveller returning to Europe from Brazil, March 2015. Euro Surveill 2015 Jun 11;20(23):pii=21153
Zanluca C, de Melo VCA, Mosimann ALP, et al. First report of autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in Brazil. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 2015 Jun;110(4):569-72

2014

Althouse BM, Hanley KA, Diallo M, et al. Impact of climate and mosquito vector abundance on sylvatic arbovirus circulation dynamics in Senegal. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2015 Jan;92(1):88-97. Epub 2014 Nov 17
Berthet N, Nakoune E, Kamgang B, et al. Molecular characterization of three Zika flaviviruses obtained from sylvatic mosquitoes in the Central African Republic. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2014 Dec;14(12):862-5
Besnard M, Lastere S, Teissier A, et al. Evidence of perinatal transmission of Zika virus, French Polynesia, December 2013 and February 2014. Euro Surveill 2014;19(13):pii=20751
Diallo D, Sall AA, Diagne CT, et al. Zika virus emergence in mosquitoes in southeastern Senegal, 2011. PLoS One 2014;9(10):e109442
Faye O, Freire CCM, Iamarino A, et al. Molecular evolution of Zika virus during its emergence in the 20th century. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2014;8(1):e2636
Fonseca K, Meatherall B, Zarra D, et al. First case of Zika virus infection in a returning Canadian traveler. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2014 Nov;91(5):1035-8. Epub 2014 Oct 6
Grard G, Caron M, Mombo IM, et al. Zika virus in Gabon (Central Africa) – 2007: a new threat from Aedes albopictus? PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2014 Feb 6;8(2):e2681
Healy K, Hamilton G, Crepeau T, et al. Integrating the public in mosquito management: active education by community peers can lead to significant reduction in peridomestic container mosquito habitats. PLoS One 2014;9(9): e108504
Ioos S, Mallet HP, Leparc Goffart I, et al. Current Zika virus epidemiology and recent epidemics. Med Mal Infect 2014 Jul;44(7):302-7. Epub 2014 Jul 4
Ledermann JP, Guillaumot L, Yug L, et al. Aedes hensilli as a potential vector of chikungunya and Zika viruses. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2014;8(10):e3188
Musso D, Nhan T, Robin E, et al. Potential for Zika virus transmission through blood transfusion demonstrated during an outbreak in French Polynesia, November 2013 to February 2014 . Euro Surveill 2014;19(14):pii=20761
Musso D, Nilles EJ, Cao-Lormeau VM. Rapid spread of emerging Zika virus in the Pacific area. Clin Microbiol Infect 2014;20(10):O595-6
Oehler E, Watrin L, Larre P, et al. Zika virus infection complicated by Guillain-Barre syndrome – case report, French Polynesia, December 2013. Euro Surveill 2014;19(9):pii=20720
Roth A, Mercier A, Lepers C, et al. Concurrent outbreaks of dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus infections – an unprecedented epidemic wave of mosquito-borne viruses in the Pacific 2012–2014. Euro Surveill 2014;19(41):pii=20929
Tappe D, Rissland J, Gabriel M, et al. First case of laboratory-confirmed Zika virus infection imported into Europe, November 2013. Euro Surveill 2014;19(4):pii=20685

 

Oster AM, Russell K, Stryker JE, et al.Interim guidance for prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus United States, 2016

Recent Literature

Armstrong P, Hennessey M, Adams M, et al. Travel-associated Zika virus disease cases among U.S. residents — United States, January 2015-February 2016. MMWR 2016 Mar 18;65(Early release)

Atkinson B, Hearn P, Afrough B, et al. Detection of Zika virus in semen. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Feb 11)

Besnard M, Eyrolle-Guignot D, Guillemette-Artur P, et al. Congenital cerebral malformations and dysfunction in fetuses and newborns following the 2013 to 2014 Zika virus epidemic in French Polynesia. Euro Surveill 2016 Mar 31;21(13):pii=30181

Bingham AM, Cone M, Mock V, et al. Comparison of test results for Zika virus RNA in urine, serum, and saliva specimens from persons with travel-associated Zika virus disease — Florida, 2016. MMWR 2016 May 10;65(Early release)

Brasil P, Calvet GA, Siqueira AM, et al. Zika virus outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: clinical characterization, epidemiological and virological aspects. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Apr 12;10(4):e0004636

Brasil P, Pereira JP, Gabaglia CR, et al. Zika virus infection in pregnant women in Rio de Janeiro — preliminary report. N Engl J Med 2016 (published online Mar 4)

Calvet G, Aguiar RS, Melo ASO, et al. Detection and sequencing of Zika virus from amniotic fluid of fetuses with microcephaly in Brazil: a case study. Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Feb 17)

Cao-Lormeau VM, Blake A, Mons S, et al. Guillain-Barre syndrome outbreak associated with Zika virus infection in French Polynesia: a case-control study. Lancet 2016 (published online Feb 26)

Carteaux G, Maquart M, Bedet A, et al. Zika virus associated with meningoencephalitis. (Letter) N Engl J Med 2016 (published online Mar 9)

CDC. Interim guidance for Zika virus testing of urine — United States, 2016. MMWR 2016 May 10;65(Early release)

Cerbino-Neto J, Mesquita EC, Souza TML, et al. Clinical manifestations of Zika virus infection, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 4)

Chouin-Carneiro T, Vega-Rua A, Vazeille M, et al. Differential susceptibilities of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus from the Americas to Zika virus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Mar 3;10(3):e0004543

Cordeiro MT, Pena LJ, Brito CA, et al. Positive IgM for Zika virus in the cerebrospinal fluid of 30 neonates with microcephaly in Brazil. (Letter) Lancet 2016 (published online Apr 18)

Cunha MS, Esposito DLA, Rocco IM, et al. First complete genome sequence of Zika virus (Flaviviridae, Flavivirus) from an autochthonous transmission in Brazil. Genome Announc 2016 Mar/Apr;4(2):e00032-16

da Silva Augusto LG, Gurgel AM, Costa AM, et al. Aedes aegypti control in Brazil. (Letter) Lancet 2016 (published online Mar 1)

Dasgupta S, Reagan-Steiner S, Goodenough D, et al. Patterns in Zika virus testing and infection, by report of symptoms and pregnancy status — United States, January 3-March 5, 2016. MMWR 2016 Apr 15;65 (Early Release)

de Fatima Vasco Aragao M, van der Linden V, Brainer-Lima AM, et al. Clinical features and neuroimaging (CT and MRI) findings in presumed Zika virus related congenital infection and microcephaly: retrospective case series study. BMJ 2016 (published online Apr 13)

de Miranda HA II, Costa MC, Frazao MAM, et al. Expanded spectrum of congenital ocular findings in microcephaly with presumed Zika infection. Ophthalmology 2016 (published online May 25)

Di Luca M, Severini F, Toma L, et al. Experimental studies of susceptibility of Italian Aedes albopictus to Zika virus. Euro Surveill 2016 May 5;21(18):pii=30223

Dirlikov E, Ryff KR, Torres-Aponte J, et al. Ongoing Zika virus transmission — Puerto Rico, November 1, 2015-April 14, 2016. (Update) MMWR 2016 Apr 29;65(Early release)

Dupont-Rouzeyrol M, Biron A, O'Connor O, et al. Infectious Zika viral particles in breastmilk. (Letter) Lancet 2016 (published online Mar 1)

Dutra HLC, Rocha MN, Dias FBS, et al. Wolbachia blocks currently circulating Zika virus isolates in Brazilian Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Cell Host Microb 2016 (published online May 4)

Faria NR, da Silva Azevedo RDS, Kraemer MUG, et al. Zika virus in the Americas: early epidemiological and genetic findings . Science 2016 (published online Mar 24)

Fleming-Dutra KE, Nelson JM, Fischer M, et al. Interim guidelines for health care providers caring for infants and children with possible Zika virus infection — United States, February 2016. (Update) MMWR 2016 Feb 19;65(7):1-6

Garcez PP, Loiola EC, da Costa RM, et al. Zika virus impairs growth in human neurospheres and brain organoids. Science 2016 (published online Apr 10)

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