World map zika. Areas with current zika outbreak. Concern spiked when cases of zika started to appear in the southern regions of the united states but since then the virus has gone global spreading through central and south america to central africa to west and southeast asia. Last summer the rise of the zika virus in south america made residents and tourists alike uneasy. Its name comes from the ziika forest of uganda where the virus was first isolated in 1947.
Right now the people at risk of getting infected are those who travel to one of the over 40 countries with ongoing zika virus transmission. The zika virus is still active in brazil and many other countries around the world. Zika virus information for blood collection establishments and tissue recovery organizations cdc is working with us food and drug administration fda. Should a person start having symptoms of the virus.
The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the world health organization concerning the legal status of any country territory city or area or of its authorities or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. And blood collection establishments and tissue recovery organizations to help ensure the safety of. The world health organizations zika virus website. Here you can find the latest situation reports news facts questions and answers timelines and infographics on zika.
People with zika virus disease usually have a mild fever skin rash exanthema and conjunctivitis. Country or territory that has ever reported zika cases past or current areas with low likelihood of zika infection because of high elevation above 6500 feet2000 meters. Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted by aedes mosquitoes. State territorial and local health departments.
Zika virus is related to the dengue yellow fever japanese encephalitis and west nile viruses.