Ethics guidance on key issues raised by the Zika outbreak

May 2016

The document Zika Ethics Consultation: Ethics Guidance on Key Issues Raised by the Outbreak presents the guidance that resulted from the Zika Ethics Consultation convened by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on the issues that affected countries had previously identified as most ethically challenging in the context of the Zika virus outbreak. This publication explains duties in the domains of health care delivery, public health activity, and research.

According to the document, the Zika virus outbreak is particularly challenging from an ethics perspective because of difficult ethical issues associated with pregnant women.

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WHO Zika information resources available online

Una enfermedad sin precedentes en las Américas – Interview with José Moya, epidemiologo de la OPS/OMS Argentina.

Zika virus and rubella: similarities and differences – Interview with Ilana Löwy, from the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Médicale Paris.

Zika virus spreads across Americas – in pictures

Website about Zika infection

Brazil confirms links between zika virus and microcephaly in babies




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