Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

Zika Virus inquiry

Inquiry status: open

One-off session on Wednesday 10 February 2016.

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee is holding a one-off session on the Zika virus. The session will examine the state of knowledge on the link with babies born with microcephaly and the increased incidence of Guillain-Barre syndrome. The Committee will also examine what monitoring and research have been done on the virus, and the scientific advice being presented to the UK Government and the public. The Science and Technology Committee recently published a report on the UK lessons from Ebola, and the Committee will explore the extent of read-across of the issues to Zika.

Latest evidence

  • 10 Feb 2016 - Zika Virus - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF188 KB) HC 808 | Published 11 Feb 2016

    Evidence given by Dr Alain Kohl, MRC Programme Leader, University of Glasgow, Professor Dilys Morgan, Head, Gastrointestinal, Emerging and Zoonotic Infections Department, Public Health England, Graeme Tunbridge, Deputy Director, Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response, Department of Health, and Professor Peter Horby, Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford.

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