Zika Virus Infection

What is Zika, where did it come from and how is it transmitted? FAQs

This is a disease caused by the Zika virus (ZIKV), transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes.  The virus was first isolated in 1947 from rhesus monkey samples, in the Zika forest in Uganda. The virus was named after the region where it was first collected.The main route of transmission is through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. About 4 days (can be 3-12 days) after being bitten by an infected mosquito the patient can start to exhibit the first signs and symptoms. 

 

Know More About Zika

Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week

Bringing the Region together to stop the spread of Zika and protect our communities against other diseases spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito including Dengue and Chikungunya.  Click here.

Map of confirmed cases of Zika

Map of CARPHA Members States (CMS) and surrounding territories with laboratory confirmed cases of Zika virus, 2015-2016.  The map also shows date of first laboratory-confirmed Zika case  for CARPHA Member States. Click here.

 

Download CARPHA Zap-a-'quito Game on Android

 

Zika Update

Current status in CARPHA Member States and Surrounding Territories:

15 August 2016
29 February 2016
1 February 2016

OECS Countries Zika Initiative

Researcher in LibraryThe Member States of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are working together on a Zika campaign with the slogan "Eliminate mosquito breeding today, keep Zika away" campaign.   Visit the page to browse the information.

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