Zika virus is a viral infection transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, which also transmit dengue and chikungunya viruses. Zika virus can also be sexually transmitted. Most cases of Zika virus infection are asymptomatic or present with fever, rash and conjunctivitis. However, Zika infection in pregnancy can result in an array of congenital complications, including microcephaly, referred to as congenital Zika syndrome.
PHO Rounds: Novel Disease Surveillance Tools for the Next Pandemic
This seminar will introduce the concept of informal disease event monitoring systems and how this type of data can and has been used to explore communicable disease epidemiological trends among forcibly displaced persons worldwide.