September 30th, 2016

France: Zika cases near 1,000

30 pregnant women and 10 sexually transmitted Zika virus case reported in France

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While France has yet to report a Zika virus local transmission, it has reported almost 1,000 travel associated cases through September 15 this year, according to the Sante Publique France.

From January to September 15, 2016: 978 imported Zika virus cases have been reported.

This includes 30 pregnant women and 5 cases of neurological complications. In addition, France has seen 10 cases of confirmed sexually transmitted Zika virus this year.

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Related data on other mosquito borne viruses are also reported.

From May 1 to November 30 each year, Public Health France coordinates the seasonal enhanced surveillance of chikungunya and dengue in metropolitan France due to the mosquito vector, Aedes albopictus.

From May 1 to September 8, 2016: 111 imported cases of dengue and four imported cases of chikungunya were confirmed.