Zika Virus

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…

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…

Summer is Here and So are the Mosquitoes: Why Local Vector Control is Key to Combating Zika

As temperatures rise well above 50 degrees throughout much of the country, mosquito season is in full swing, meaning many Americans are at a greater risk for mosquito-borne illness. This year’s risk factor is substantially…

Updated Guidance for Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its interim guidance for pregnant women with possible exposure to Zika virus to include recommendations specific to pregnant women with symptoms and, separately, pregnant women without…

NCEZID: Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

The National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) has just released a new publication highlighting its emerging infectious disease work, covering topics from A to Z – anthrax to Zika. This document features…

Report: Substantial Increase in Number of U.S. Counties with Virus-carrying Mosquitoes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found a substantial increase in the number of counties that reported evidence of the mosquitoes that can spread chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses, according to new research published…