CDC Releases Additional Zika Guidelines and Information for Providers

Following the CDC issuing a Level 2 travel alert for people traveling to Zika-affected countries on January 15, the U.S. preparedness and response efforts for the mosquito-borne virus are likely to ramp up as cases are confirmed in multiple states. The appearance and increase of Zika coincides with a rise in the birth defect microcephaly in Brazil, and additional studies are underway to further characterize the relationship between these two issues. The CDC has released several resources for providers to support early recognition and reporting of suspected cases of the virus. For further information, please refer to the following links:

About Sara Chang

Sara Chang is a senior program analyst for NACCHO’s Infectious Disease team. She works with local health departments on such topics as emerging infectious diseases, infectious disease prevention and control, and healthcare-associated infections. Twitter: @changsara

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