Zika Virus

American Academy of Pediatrics Webinar: The Impact of Zika Virus on Vision and Hearing

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-08-09

The American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting a webinar, Beyond the Basics: The Impact of Zika Virus on Vision and Hearing, on Tuesday, September 5th at 1:00pm ET. This webinar series will explore the other impacts of Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome (CZVS) beyond microcephaly including vision and hearing abnormalities in infants. Evolving research has discovered that these abnormalities can emerge after birth with a wide range of severity.

Infections During Pregnancy - CDC Recent Publications

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-04-12

CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) has released recent publications regarding infections during pregnancy. These publications highlight Zika virus and biological threats. Recent publications include:

CDC MMWR: Prevalence of Microcephaly and Other Birth Defects Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-03-02

A new article, Prevalence of Microcephaly and Other Birth Defects Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection — Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, 2013–2014, has been published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.  This report utilized data from three birth defects surveillance systems in the United States, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, from 2013 to 2014.

Lessons Learned From Zika Response: Q & A

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-03-02

APHA Voices posted a Q&A blog article featuring the director of the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases at CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Dr. Lyle Petersen. He describes some lessons learned from Zika this past year, while touching on what is still unknown and what needs to be learned. He ends by highlighting how to better prepare for future vector-borne threats.

To read the full Q & A, visit the Public Health Newswire web page here.

Get the Latest Information on Zika Virus with #ZAPzika Chat

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-01-25

On January 26th a collaboration between March of Dimes, CDC, and MotherToBaby are providing a #ZAPzika Twitter chat to address some of the frequently asked questions about Zika virus during pregnancy.

Save the Date: Webinars on Applying for Zika Field Support

Published Date: 
Fri, 2016-12-02

Save the Date: Webinars on Applying for Zika Pregnancy and Birth Defects Local Health Department Field Support

CDC MMWR: Infants Born With Congenital Zika Virus Infection Without Microcephaly at Birth

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-11-29

The CDC Weekly Mortality and Morbidity Report describes 13 infants born in Brazil with laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection during October 2015–January 2016. While these infants had the absence of microcephaly at birth, they were later found to have brain abnormalities associated with congenital Zika syndrome. These brain abnormalities include decreased brain volume, ventriculomegaly, subcortical calcifications, and cortical malformations. Head growth was documented to have decelerated as early as five months of age among all of the infants and 11 of the 13 had microcephaly.

CDC MMWR: Characteristics of Children with Zika Virus Disease Acquired Postnatally

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-10-04

From January 2015 to July 2016, there were 158 cases of confirmed or probable postnatally acquired Zika virus disease among children less than 18 years of age in the U.S. reported to the CDC.

CDC MMWR Update: Zika Virus Interim Guidance

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-10-04

The CDC has updated and combined its interim guidance for persons with possible Zika virus exposure who are planning to conceive and its interim guidance on preventing Zika virus transmission through sexual contact as of Septmeber 2016.

Highlighted guidance includes:

MMWR: Zika Virus Disease Cases

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-09-20
The CDC published a summary of the Zika virus cases from January 1st to July 31st, 2016.
Some highlights include:
  • As of September 3, 2016, a total of 2,382 cases of Zika virus disease with symptom onset had been reported from 48 of 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia
  • Most of these cases (99%) were travel-associated with 28 cases (1%) were reported as locally acquired
  • 26 of the 28 locally reported cases were associated with local mosquito-borne transmission, all of which occurred in Florida


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