Zika

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week: Protect Yourself and Your Community

By Elisabeth Martinez, Intern, and Chelsea Gridley-Smith, Senior Program Analyst, NACCHO With the arrival of summer and Fourth of July festivities just around the corner, many people are spending more time outside. The rising temperatures invite…

NACCHO Study: Local Health Departments’ Capacity to Respond to Zika Infections in Pregnant Women

A newly released study of local jurisdictions developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects…

Interim Guidance for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just published guidelines to support clinicians in diagnosing, evaluating, and managing infants with possible congenital Zika virus. The revised guidance updates recommendations for the diagnosis, evaluation, and…

NACCHO Report: Shifting Our Approach to Mosquito Control Capabilities in the U.S.

The State of Mosquito Control in the U.S. Mosquito-borne diseases are an ongoing public health concern in the United States, but there seems to be a cyclical pattern when it comes to prioritizing mosquito control…

CDC: Estimated Range Maps for Aedes aegypti and albopictus Mosquitoes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released estimated range maps for Aedes aegypti and albopictus mosquitoes by using a model that predicts possible geographic ranges for these mosquitoes in the contiguous United…

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice highlights NACCHO Vector Control Assessment

The September/October 2017 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice features an article highlighting NACCHO’s recent vector control assessment. Titled, “Examining Mosquito Surveillance and Control Capacity in the Top 10 Areas at…

CDC: Zika Action Day Toolkit

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed a Zika Action Day Toolkit to help guide health departments and other organizations, including community-based organizations, interested in holding a Zika community engagement event. Community engagement to reduce…