Zika Virus Transmission — Region of the Americas, May 15, 2015–December 15, 2016

CDC MORIBIDITY & MORTALITY REPORT | on Thu, Mar 30, 1:00 PM

Zika virus, a mosquito-borne flavivirus that can cause rash with fever, emerged in the Region of the Americas on Easter Island, Chile, in 2014 and in northeast Brazil in 2015 (1). In response, in May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which serves as the Regional Office of the Americas for the World Health Organization (WHO), issued recommendations to enhance surveillance for Zika virus. Subsequently, Brazilian investigators reported Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), which had be...

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