Local Responses: Zika Prevention

Volume: 
Vol. 22
Issue: 
No.2
Year of Publication: 
2016

As the summer has progressed, experts have learned more and more about Zika virus and associated health risks. While more is known, there is more to learn about this emerging health threat; one that’s not going away anytime soon.

It’s increasingly apparent that local health professionals are at the forefront of protecting women and families from exposure to Zika virus.

As such, CityMatCH’s role as national membership organization for local Maternal and Child Health (MCH) professionals is to disseminate timely and accurate information to our members; helping them protect women, children and families in their communities from the emerging health issue. This issue of CityLights highlights the extensive work from our national partners to learn more about Zika virus and provide recommendations, as well as the work of a couple CityMatCH member health departments to respond to the issue at hand. CityMatCH plans to follow this emerging issue closely and disseminate information. View CityMatCH’s emerging issue page at http://www.citymatch.org/projects/emerging-mch-issues for more information.

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