Recent Outbreaks and Incidents - 2016
Zika Virus Disease Outbreak
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.
Category 4 Hurricane Matthew struck the south-west coast of Haiti at 0700 local time (1200 GMT) on 4 October. Wind speeds of 230km/h were recorded, causing widespread damage, flooding and displacement.
- Page last reviewed: March 17, 2017
- Page last updated: March 17, 2017
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- CDC Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB), Division of Emergency Operations (DEO), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)
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