World map zika. Zika virus information for blood collection establishments and tissue recovery organizations cdc is working with us food and drug administration fda. Map of all countries and territories throughout the world where zika is a risk. 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.
Its name comes from the ziika forest of uganda where the virus was first isolated in 1947. The zika virus is still active in brazil and many other countries around the world. And blood collection establishments and tissue recovery organizations to help ensure the safety of. Last summer the rise of the zika virus in south america made residents and tourists alike uneasy.
Should a person start having symptoms of the virus. Areas with current zika outbreak. It is spread by daytime active aedes mosquitoes such as a. People with zika virus disease usually have a mild fever skin rash exanthema and conjunctivitis.
Here you can find the latest situation reports news facts questions and answers timelines and infographics on zika. The world health organizations zika virus website. State territorial and local health departments. 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.
Zika virus zikv is a member of the virus family flaviviridae.