Zoonoses (diseases from animals) in travellers

A zoonotic disease is one that spreads between animals and humans and has the potential to be an increasing problem for travellers

Updated: 11 May 2023
Take usual precautions

Zika: Risk assessment

Factors health professionals should consider when advising those travelling to Zika virus affected areas

Updated: 27 February 2019

Diseases transmitted by insects and ticks in the Americas

Depending on the destination, travellers may be at risk of a number of different diseases

Updated: 19 January 2016

Zika virus

Zika virus (ZIKV) infection is spread by day-biting mosquitoes

Updated: 26 October 2022

Congenital Zika Syndrome

Updated: 25 March 2020
01 November 2023

Zika in France (ex Comoros) - false positive

As of 1 November 2023, the case of Zika virus disease in a traveller returning to France from Comoros, has been confirmed to be a false positive result. Comoros remains a location without confirmed Zika virus.

Be aware and watch
09 August 2023

Zika virus in Guinea

A case of Zika virus disease has been reported from Faranah in 2018. Subsequent laboratory tests found evidence of other cases in the local population.

Be aware and watch
20 October 2021
India + Kerala

Zika in India

During July 2021 the first laboratory confirmed cases of Zika virus disease were detected in the states of Kerala and Maharashtra. Further cases were detected in Kerala with active case finding. Zika cases have been reported in other areas of India previously.

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