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Recent Outbreaks and Incidents

For a list of the latest updates, please see the What’s New page or visit CDC’s Current Outbreak List.

Aedes Mosquito

Zika Virus Disease Outbreak (January 2016-present)
Outbreaks of Zika are occurring in many countries and territories. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly, and is linked to other problems in fetuses and infants infected with Zika before birth. CDC is also investigating the link between Zika and Guillain-Barré syndrome. CDC has posted travel notices and is working with partners around the world to better understand and control Zika.

Debris in the road following a hurricane

Hurricane Harvey (August 2017-present)
CDC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated and bringing together CDC and ATSDR staff to work efficiently in responding to public health needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. For more information about CDC and U.S. government activities after hurricanes and other tropical storms, including Hurricane Harvey, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/ and https://www.usa.gov/hurricane-harvey.

Debris in the road following a hurricane

Hurricane Irma (September 2017-present)
CDC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated and bringing together CDC and ATSDR staff to work efficiently in responding to public health needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. For more information about CDC and U.S. government activities after hurricanes and other tropical storms, including Hurricane Irma, go to:https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/ and https://www.usa.gov/hurricane-irma.

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