CDC Updates Zika Interim Response Plan for CONUS & Hawaii

On September 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an updated version of CDC’s Zika Interim Response Plan for the continental United States (CONUS) and Hawaii. The September 30 plan replaces the plan posted July 31. Notable updates include:

  • Revised guidance to ensure blood safety and availability, reflecting recommendations issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 26, 2016.
  • Revised guidance on the determination of geographic areas for interventions and issuance of travel guidance in the setting of local transmission. CDC has identified two types of geographic areas: Zika active transmission areas (designated as red zones) and Zika cautionary areas (designated as yellow zones).
  • Updated status of pregnancy and birth defects objectives.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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