ZIKV: CDC Adds Two More Countries to Travel Warning List
Posted by feww on January 27, 2016
ZIKV outbreaks spreading in Dominican Republic and US Virgin Islands
The Dominican Republic and the US Virgin Islands have been added to the list of countries that pregnant women should avoid traveling to as the ZIKV outbreaks spread.
The current travel warning list now includes 24 countries throughout the Americas, Oceania/ Pacific Islands and Africa.
Countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission
- AMERICAS: Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican, Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Suriname, U.S. Virgin Islands, Venezuela
- OCEANIA/PACIFIC ISLANDS: Samoa
- AFRICA: Cape Verde
ZIKV Hot Spots
Current ZIKV Hot Spots include Brazil and Colombia and Panama, according to FIRE-EARTH Models.
Countries that have past or current evidence of Zika virus transmission
AMERICAS: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Suriname and Venezuela.
OCEANIA/PACIFIC ISLANDS: Cook Islands, Easter Island, Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
ASIA: Cambodia, India*, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan*, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam*.
AFRICA: Angola*, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt*, Ethiopia*, Gabon, Gambia*, Kenya*, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone*, Somalia*, Tanzania*, Uganda and Zambia*.
[*For these countries, the only evidence of Zika virus transmission is from studies that detected Zika virus antibodies in healthy people. These studies cannot determine where the people were infected or if they were infected with Zika virus because the antibodies may have resulted from infections with other closely related viruses, such as dengue virus.]