26 May 2017

India added as a moderate risk area for Zika virus transmission

Zika virus advice for travellers to India updated, pregnant women should consider postponing non-essential travel until after the pregnancy India added as a moderate risk area for Zika virus transmission
On 24 May 2017, the World Health Organization added India to their list of countries in their Zika virus (ZIKV) classification category 2: ‘Area either with evidence of virus circulation before 2015 or area with ongoing transmission that is no longer in the new or re-introduction phase, but where there is no evidence of interruption’ [1]. Our Country Information page for India has been updated to show a moderate risk of Zika virus transmission. Pregnant women should consider postponing non-essential travel to this country until after the pregnancy.
 
Public Health England (PHE) and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) are currently reviewing our Zika country categorisation following the publication of WHO ‘Zika virus country classification scheme, interim guidance’ in March 2017 [2]. Updated advice will be posted in due course.
 

Resources

Travel Health Competence conference June 2017

Conference with RCN on 24th June 2017 is now full (waiting list only) Read more

Summer Holiday Travel 2017

A reminder to check out country specific and general travel health advice in preparation for the summer holiday season Read more

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in ticks in Spain

CCHF virus has been detected in ticks in the regions of Extremadura, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla and León, and Madrid Read more

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern- update

An update on the polio Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) Read more
Back to Top

VIEW FULL INDEX