On 1 February 2016 the World Health Organization declared an international public health emergency after Zika virus was linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil.
This page is a collection of free resources from across BMJ and elsewhere. It aims to inform clinicians about the global threat posed by the virus, and will be continuously updated as new information comes to light. It includes content in Chinese, Spanish, and Brazilian Portugese.
Updated 16th September 2016
Data source (countries affected): http://ecdc.europa.eu/
Data source (observed mosquitos): http://datadryad.org/
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
US Virgin Islands
Sporadic / localised transmission
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Island
Turks and Caicos Islands
BMJ wants to support the fast development of research around the Zika virus by enabling researchers to share their findings as quickly as possible. Until the end of July 2016, all of our specialty journals will waive the article processing charge on open access articles investigating the Zika virus. If you wish to submit a manuscript about the Zika virus, please quote ZIKA2016. For full information on our author submission policies, visit our How to submit your paper section.