CDC Highlights Significant Contributions in the Fight against Zika in 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) to highlight CDC’s contributions towards the fight against Zika virus in 2016. The report provides a detailed timeline of response events enacted worldwide, as well as details the 10 critical contributions towards addressing the Zika virus.

Some of the contributions include:

  • Issuing travel guidance to pregnant women
  • Identifying transmission of Zika Virus infection
  • Implementing vector control strategies and identifying best practices

Local health officials are encouraged to view the full report, as well as continue to review CDC guidance for pregnant women.

About Anastasia Sonneman

Anastasia Sonneman serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments’ best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in environmental health, health and disability, and preparedness through NACCHO’s communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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