HAIRS risk assessment: Zika virus
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Human animal infections and risk surveillance group (HAIRS) and Zika virus (ZIKV): clinical and travel guidance
- 18 February 2016
- Last updated:
- 27 February 2017, see all updates
Qualitative assessment of the risk that Zika virus presents to the UK population.
Ref: PHE publications gateway number: 2015697 (v4) PDF, 170KB, 14 pages
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Since May 2015, there has been rapid and extensive spread of Zika virus to new geographical areas. There is an association between Zika virus infection and microcephaly and other neurological disorders. This risk assessment was undertaken to assess the current risk that Zika virus presents to the UK.
Published: 18 February 2016
Updated: 27 February 2017
- Updated with latest epidemiology and vector information.
- Updated with v3 incorporating new evidence on sexual transmission.
- Updated (version 2) with current information including risk of sexual transmission.
- First published.