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HAIRS risk assessment: Zika virus

Qualitative assessment of the risk that Zika virus presents to the UK population.

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HAIRS risk assessment: Zika virus

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Between May 2015 and December 2016 there was rapid and extensive spread of Zika virus to new geographical areas. However, during 2017 the intensity of transmission has decreased in many countries. 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
Last updated 15 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated with latest epidemiology and vector information.
  2. Updated with latest epidemiology and vector information.
  3. Updated with v3 incorporating new evidence on sexual transmission.
  4. Updated (version 2) with current information including risk of sexual transmission.
  5. First published.