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CDC Emergency Response

2016 Zika Virus

General Resources

NEW: CDC Surveys Find Increase in the Number of U.S. Counties with Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus Mosquitoes That Can Spread Zika

The Southern United States shows 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 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in the Journal of Medical Entomology June 19.

Zika Virus Information for Healthcare Providers

Key Messages – Zika Virus
A collection of the most up-to-date and cleared information on the ongoing Zika virus outbreak.

Print Resources in Different Languages
CDC fact sheets and posters for distribution to patients are available in languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Creole, and Korean. These resources cover a variety of topics, including travel information, insect repellent, sexual transmission, and mosquito control.

Clinicians Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age

NEW: CDC Analysis of Data From U.S. Territories Finds Serious Birth Defects in About 1 in 12 Fetuses or Infants of Pregnant Women With Zika Infection in the First Trimester

In the U.S. territories, 5 percent of women who had confirmed Zika virus infection during pregnancy had a baby or fetus with Zika virus-associated birth defects, according to a report published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Among the women with confirmed Zika infection during the first trimester, 8 percent or nearly 1 in 12 had a baby or fetus with Zika virus-associated birth defects. This report, the first from the U.S. territories, represents the largest number of completed pregnancies with laboratory confirmation of Zika virus infection to date.

U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry
CDC and state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments request that healthcare providers, especially obstetric and pediatric healthcare providers, participate in the US Zika Pregnancy Registry.Clinical Guidance for Healthcare Providers Caring for Pregnant Women

Clinical Guidance for Healthcare Providers Caring for Women of Reproductive Age

Clinicians Caring for Infants and Children

Clinical Guidance for Healthcare Providers Caring for Infants & Children

Sexual Transmission

Zika and Sexual Transmission

Travel Information

Guidance for Areas with Local Zika Virus Transmission in the Continental United States and Hawaii

Zika Travel Information


CDC News and Announcements

CDC Science Clips: Volume 9, Issue: 25

Each week select science clips are shared with the public health community to enhance awareness of emerging scientific knowledge. The focus is applied public health research and prevention science that has the capacity to improve health now.

COCA Partner Resources

NEW: AAP Disaster Preparedness and Response Webinar Archives

View the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) archived webinars from this series. Webinars include—”Emergency Preparedness in the NICU,” “Zika Virus, The Evolving Story: What You Need to Know,” and “Say What? The Ins and Outs of Communicating in a Disaster,” among others.

Public Health Preparedness

NEW: NEW: Community Mitigation Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza – United States, 2017

Public health officials, individuals, and communities should do their part by preparing now and understanding how to use nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) before a flu pandemic occurs in order to help keep everyone healthy and safe. Visit for more information about NPIs and the 2017 Community Mitigation Guidelines.

Emergency Preparedness and Response
Find preparedness resources for all hazards.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Training Resources for Clinicians
Find online and in-person training resources.

Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

Prepare for Spring Weather

Food and Water Needs: Preparing for a Disaster or Emergency

Health and Safety Concerns for All Disasters

Infectious, Vector-Borne, and Zoonotic Diseases

NEW: 2017 Ebola Outbreak in Congo (DRC)

On May 11, 2017, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo notified international public health agencies of a cluster of suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease in the Likati health zone of the province of Bas Uélé. As of June 15, 2017, there are 8 probable or confirmed cases, 4 deaths, and 0 contacts being followed.

Seasonal Influenza

Weekly Flu ViewJune 24

Flu View is a weekly influenza surveillance report prepared by CDC Influenza Division. All data are preliminary and may change as CDC receives more reports.

Information for Health Professionals

The pages listed offer public health and healthcare professionals key information about vaccination, infection control, prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of seasonal influenza.

Food, Drug and Device Safety

NEW: Venture Catheters by Vascular Solutions: Recall – Excess Material May Split or Separate During Use

Material in the patient’s bloodstream can result in serious adverse health consequences such as the development of blood clots, embolism of the excess material to vital organs, or death.

MedWatch: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program – (FDA)
MedWatch is your Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gateway for clinically important safety information and reporting serious problems with human medical products. Reports of FDA and USDA Food Recalls, Alerts, Reporting, and Resources – (HHS/USDA/FDA/CDC/NIH) lists notices of recalls and alerts from both FDA and USDA. Visitors to the site can report a problem or make inquiries.

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