Zika Virus Outbreak

As the media has made us aware over the following couple of weeks, the Zika Virus has had an outbreak in the Americans with the side affects of this virus causing birth defects in expectant mothers. At CBRN Europe, we are keeping track of the ever updating news, documentation, training and knowledge of this virus and other related CBRN news.

You can find out more information on the Zika Virus from the WHO (World Health Organisation).

WHO | Zika virus Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever.

The UK Government had updated their travel Guidance website with the symptoms, transmission and treatement of the Zika Virus.

UK GOV| Zika Virus GuidanceClinical advice on Zika: assessing pregnant women following travel; symptoms, transmission (includes sexual transmission), epidemiology.