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May 5, 2016
Situation Report: Zika Virus, Microcephaly, Guillain-Barré Syndrome (non-IHS.gov link)

World Health Organization.

This six-page document (PDF) Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov provides an update (as of May 5, 2016) on the Zika virus outbreak. It reports on the countries reporting Zika transmission; provides a map of the global spread of Zika virus, 2013-2016; and includes tables detailing the countries, territories, and areas reporting microcephaly and/or central nervous system malformation cases, or Guillain-Barre cases potentially associated with Zika virus infection. It provides a table summary of key response interventions.

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May 5, 2016
One Year Into the Zika Outbreak: How an Obscure Disease Became a Global Health Emergency (non-IHS.gov link)

World Health Organization.

This report discusses how the Zika outbreak began a year ago, and how a "mild" illness became a global health emergency. Sections describe the first outbreaks, when the virus reached Brazil, a dramatic new profile for a "harmless" old disease, a world ill-prepared to cope, and the key question: Are populations in Africa and Asia protected by immunity?

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May 4, 2016
Zika Virus Disease in the United States, 2015-2016 (non-IHS.gov link)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This resource provides statistics about Zika virus disease in the United States through June 15, 2016. It includes a map and a table of laboratory-confirmed Zika virus disease cases reported to ArboNET by state or territory.

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