Data — and pointers to data — related to the 2015–16 Zika virus outbreak.
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Zika Data Guide

This repository contains data — and pointers to data — related to the 2015–16 Zika virus outbreak. Please feel free to suggest additions and/or modifications.

This repository also contains archived PDFs and data extracted from the resources below.

Global Data

Zika Virus


Per the WHO, "Zika virus is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito from the Aedes genus, mainly Aedes aegypti in tropical regions. This is the same mosquito that transmits dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever."

  • The global compendium of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus occurrence. Data, as CSV files, available here. Published 2015-07-07 in Nature Scientific Data.
    • "A global geographic database of known occurrences of Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus between 1960 and 2014 [...] derived from peer-reviewed literature and unpublished studies including national entomological surveys and expert networks. [...] This is the first comprehensive global database of Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus occurrence, consisting of 19,930 and 22,137 geo-positioned occurrence records respectively."

Country-Specific Data



Dominican Republic

El Salvador


  • Guatemala's Ministry of Health is publishing Zika data on its website. (See "Salas situacionales" at the bottom of the page.)



United States

Additional Resources


Special thanks to Torsten Wurm, @benparkergit, @pushthings4ward, Matt Osborn, Daniel Chen, Daina Bouquin, @cdcepi, and @derektlo.

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