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


From Jan. to Sep. 15, 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.

Related data on other mosquito borne viruses are also reported. From May 1 to Nov 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 Sep 8, 2016: 111 imported cases of dengue and four imported cases of chikungunya were confirmed.