To generate and manage resources towards this goal, the UN Secretary-General in collaboration with UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes (UN AFP) has launched the UN Zika Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (Zika Response MPTF). The aim of this inter-agency pooled funding mechanism is to rapidly resource the UN system responses to Zika virus, in accordance with the overview of needs and requirements and the Zika Response Framework.
This document provides interim recommendations for the surveillance of Zika virus infection, microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, in four different contexts and describes reporting requirements to WHO. Transmission refers to vector-borne transmission, unless specified differently. Autochthonous infection is considered to be an infection acquired in-country, i.e. among patients with no history of travel during the incubation period or who have travelled exclusively to non-affected areas during the incubation period. This document does not provide guidance on laboratory investigation or vector surveillance.
For national authorities and health care practitioners
The threat posed by Zika virus infection highlights the need to reinforce preparedness arrangements for mosquito-borne diseases in EU/EEA countries, especially for pathogens transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.
The aim of this document is to highlight measures that can effectively reduce the risk of importation and local transmission of pathogens transmitted by Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus. The main diseases of concern in this context are Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.
This document aims to present an algorithm for deciding whom to test and provide guidance on the laboratory tests for Zika virus infection diagnosis in order to support clinical diagnostic and case reporting through surveillance among EU Member States. The algorithm is not intended for clinical management of patients with suspected Zika virus infection.
The information is provisional and subject to revision when new information becomes available.
ECDC proposed case definition for surveillance of Zika virus infection