2017 Update: Zika Interim Response Plan (CONUS & Hawaii)

On May 5, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the 2017 Zika Interim Response Plan for the continental United States (CONUS) and Hawaii. The new, more streamlined document is cross-linked to CDC’s most recent information and guidance on the CDC Zika Response website. In addition, the updated plan includes more explicit thresholds for turning “on” and “off” active transmission areas and cautionary areas. Also included are alignment of triggers for blood and tissue safety intervention, as well as integration of pregnancy and birth defects activities into preparedness and response.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *