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Map - Countries With Active Zika Virus Transmission

Laboratory Resources (Updated 7/28/16)

General Resources (Updated 8/1/16)

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In The News

February 16, 2017 Mistakes at U.S. lab force hundreds of Zika tests to be repeated (Yahoo!)

February 14, 2017 Persistence of Zika Virus in Body Fluids — Preliminary Report (The New England Journal of Medicine)

February 9, 2017 Zika vaccine may not be available until 2020 (Healio)

February 8, 2017 Zika virus ‘spillback’ into primates raises risk of future human outbreaks (Science News)

February 6, 2017 Scripps Florida Scientists Find Clue to Why Zika, But Not Its Close Relatives, Causes Birth Defects (Scripps)

February 3, 2017 Mexico confirms first case of microcephaly from Zika (Reuters)

January 30, 2017 Connecticut monitoring 30 babies for Zika-related birth defects (New Haven Resgister)

January 24, 2017 ZIKA Warning from the FDA: Seek Confirmatory Test Before Making Patient Management Decisions (Lab Testing Matters)

January 23, 2017 Researchers invent a faster and more accurate test for diagnosing Zika (Medical Xpress)

January 17, 2017 Penn study identifies potent inhibitor of Zika entry into human cells (Medical Xpress)

January 16, 2017 The Zika virus just quietly spread to West Africa (Breaking 911)

January 11, 2017 Docters Reveal Photos of Zika's Effects on 1st Person Infected in US by Virus

January 9, 2017 Purdue researchers uncover new Zika structure (JC online)

January 5, 2017 Zika Virus —10 Public Health Achievements in 2016 and Future Priorities (CDC)

January 4, 2017 FDA warns of false-positive results with Zika IgM test (Dermatology News)

January 3, 2017 Why odds are against a large Zika outbreak in the US (Medicalxpress)

December 30, 2016 CDC Highlights Significant Contributions in the Fight against Zika in 2016 (CDC)

December 30, 2016 Zika threat isn’t over, CDC director warns pregnant women thinking about beach vacations (Stat news)

December 30, 2016 Zika Virus —10 Public Health Achievements in 2016 and Future Priorities (CDC)

December 21, 2016 These Two Factors Fueled the Zika Outbreak, Researchers Say (Yahoo)

December 14, 2016 Report: 6% of infants develop birth defects when mother has Zika (APP)

December 14, 2016 Babies Exposed to Zika Virus in First Trimester More Likely to Have Birth Defects, Study Says (ABC)

December 13, 2016 Public Skepticism Would Likely Greet a New Zika Vaccine, UGA Study Says (Newswise)

December 13, 2016 Zika virus can keep growing in infant brains even after birth, CDC reports (Fox)

December 13, 2016 Study Finds Zika Virus Replicates and Persists in Fetal Brains and Placentas (CDC)

December 10, 2016 Colombia Reports Major Rise in Birth Defect Amid Zika Crisis (New York Times)

December 9, 2016 Preliminary Report of Microcephaly Potentially Associated with Zika Virus Infection During Pregnancy (CDC)

December 7, 2016 More data show Zika viremia in mothers, fetal infection link (CIDRAP)

December 2, 2016 Preventing Zika From Blood Transfusion—Steps to Reduce Transfusion Needs Will Also Lower Zika Risk (Newswise)

November 28, 2016 Local Transmission of Zika Virus Is Reported in Texas (New York Times)

November 27, 2016 Fauci Says Zika Vaccine Coming by 2018 (The Vaccine Reaction)

November 25, 2016 Guidance for U.S. Laboratory Testing for Zika Virus Infection: Implications for Health Care Providers (CDC)

November 24, 2016 First steps to neutralizing Zika (Eurekalert)

November 23, 2016 Asia outbreaks prompt question: Is all Zika dangerous? (Reuters)

November 22, 2016 exposed to Zika developed microcephaly after birth: study (Yahoo)

November 22, 2016 Description of 13 Infants Born During October 2015–January 2016 With Congenital Zika Virus Infection Without Microcephaly at Birth (CDC)

November 18, 2016 Fifth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus (WHO)

November 15, 2016 Zika virus can survive on hard surfaces for hours, researchers say (UPI)

November 15, 2016 Zika virus mosquito possibly spreads dengue in same bite (Fox)

November 14, 2016 Zika Virus Teams Up With Other Viruses to Sicken People (NBC)

November 11, 2016 Miami-Dade considers new weapon in Zika fight: disease-fighting bacteria (Miami Herald)

November 11, 2016 Incidence of Zika Virus Disease by Age and Sex (CDC)

November 10, 2016 Zika virus can cause severe damage to retina in infants (Eurekalert)

November 9, 2016 CMS Announces $66.1 Million to Support Zika Prevention & Treatment Services (CMS)

November 8, 2016 18th Zika case in SA reported by Metro Health (KSAT)

October 28, 2016 Blood banks to screen donors for zika virus (Times of India)

October 27, 2016 Preparedness for Zika Virus Disease (CDC)

October 26, 2016 Zika May Be In The U.S. To Stay (NPR)

October 25, 2016 Zika virus 'not controllable': CDC director's grim warning (USA Today)

October 20, 2016 Researchers Unlock Mystery Of How Zika Spreads In Human Cells (KHN)

October 20, 2016 Zika virus infection alters human and viral RNA (Eurekalert)

October 20, 2016 Zika Testing for All Pregnant Women Who Have Been in Florida County: CDC (USN)

October 19, 2016 Zika Test Named “Best of What’s New” by Popular Science (Technology Networks)

October 19, 2016 CDC advises pregnant women who have been to Miami-Dade be tested for Zika (CNN)

October 19, 2016 Zika virus found in Florida blood bank, mosquitoes (University of Minnesota)

October 14, 2016 University of Pennsylvania Researchers Develop $2 Zika Proof-of-Concept Test That Needs Neither Electricity Nor a Clinical Laboratory to Return Accurate Results (Dark Daily)

October 13, 2016 Florida IDs new Miami neighborhood as Zika zone (Fox)

October 10, 2016 WHO sees further rise of Zika cases in Asia-Pacific region (Washington Post)

October 4, 2016 Zika vaccine race spurred by crisis and profit potential (Fox)

October 3, 2016 Zika causes widespread damage to fetal brain (UPI)

October 1, 2016 New Pool Of Miami Beach Mosquitoes Test Positive For Zika (CBS)

September 30, 2016 Update: Interim Guidance for Preconception Counseling and Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus for Persons with Possible Zika Virus Exposure (CDC)

September 30, 2016 Characteristics of Children Aged <18 Years with Zika Virus Disease Acquired Postnatally (CDC)

September 29, 2016 Utah man may have contracted Zika through father's tears in unique case (Fox)

September 28, 2016 Miami's Zika Search Turns Up Another Virus: Dengue (NBC)

September 28, 2016 Four new non-travel-related Zika cases reported in Miami-Dade County (ABC)

September 27, 2016 CDC whistleblower claims agency has been using wrong Zika test (Washington Post)

September 23, 2016 Adult, larval insecticides pack deadly punch to mosquitoes, Zika: U.S. (Reuters)

September 23, 2016 Local Mosquito-Borne Transmission of Zika Virus (CDC)

September 19, 2016 CDC ends Zika travel advisory for Miami neighborhood (UPI)

September 15, 2016 CDC Deploys New Rapid Response Teams To Fight Zika (KHN)

August 30, 2016 Zika around the world: Where do we stand? (CNN)

August 30, 2016 Hearing Loss in Infants with Microcephaly and Evidence of Congenital Zika Virus Infection (CDC)

August 26, 2016 People With No Symptoms of Zika Can Still Spread It Sexually (Time)

August 26, 2016 Zika virus's spread pushes testing labs to expand capacity (APA)

August 26, 2016 FDA advises testing for Zika virus in all donated blood and blood components in the US (FDA)

August 26, 2016 Guillain-Barré Syndrome During Ongoing Zika Virus Transmission (CDC)


August 26, 2016 Likely Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus from a Man with No Symptoms of Infection (CDC)

August 24, 2016 CDC continues to support Florida in response to Zika outbreak (CDC)

August 23, 2016 Heartbreaking images of how Zika destroys babies’ brains (Washington Post)

August 23, 2016 Brain Scans of Brazilian Babies Show Array of Zika Effects (New York Times)

August 23, 2016 Florida announces Zika case hundreds of miles from Miami (Reuters)

August 22, 2016 U.S. health official: Texas, Louisiana next for Zika virus (Chicago Tribune)

August 22, 2016 U.S. warning: Zika could spread to Gulf States, persist for one to two years (Washington Post)

August 19, 2016 Zika virus may harm adult brains, study says

August 19, 2016 U.S. warning: Zika could spread to Gulf States, persist for one to two years (Washington Post)

August 19, 2016 Man Dies From Zika-Related Paralysis in Puerto Rico (NBC)

August 19, 2016 Zika researchers seeking volunteers willing to be infected (AP)

August 19, 2016 Interim Guidance for the Evaluation and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection (CDC)

August 18, 2016 Study in mice shows Zika virus also attacks adult brain cells (Reuters)

August 16, 2016 Texas Zika case linked to Miami travel (USA Today)

August 12, 2016 Zika Stays In Body Twice As Long As Previously Thought (Popular Science)

August 11, 2016 New Map Details Threat of Zika Across Europe, U.S. (ICT)

August 11, 2016 Florida Zika cases rise to 25 as back-to-school day nears (AP)


August 11, 2016 Zika linked to baby joint deformities (BBC)

August 11, 2016 U.S. government shifts $81 million to Zika vaccine research (Reuters)

August 9, 2016 Texas infant's death linked to travel-related Zika infection (Reuters)

August 8, 2016 The race for a Zika vaccine is intense. But it may be missing the most important players (Statnews)


August 8, 2016 Patch of Miami Is Ground Zero for the Zika Virus (NYT)

August 4, 2016 - 'Striking' Results from Early Zika Vaccine Trial (NBC)

August 4, 2016 - Zika vaccines show early promise (BBC)

August 3, 2016 - NIH begins testing investigational Zika vaccine in humans (NIH)

August 3, 2016 - 41 US military members have now contracted Zika (CNN)

August 2, 2016 - Zika infections increasing rapidly in Puerto Rico (CDC)

August 1, 2016 - HHS awards $5.1 million to InBios to advance Zika diagnostic (HHS)

August 1, 2016 - Florida investigation links four recent Zika cases to local mosquito-borne virus transmission (CDC)

July 29, 2016 - FDA Releases 'Advice to Blood Collection Establishments on Non-Travel Related Cases of Zika Virus in Florida' (AABB)

July 26, 2016 - Any Kind of Sex Can Spread Zika, CDC Says in Updated Guidance (NBC)

July 25, 2016 - Doctors Should Screen All Pregnant Women For Zika At Every Checkup (CDC)

July 25, 2016 - Colombia declares end to Zika epidemic inside country (Reuters)

July 25, 2016 - Spain registers first case in Europe of baby born with Zika-related defect (Reuters)

July 25, 2016 - Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus (CDC)

July 25, 2016 - Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure (CDC)

July 21, 2016 - CDC awards $60 million to help states and territories battle Zika (CDC)

July 18, 2016 - CDC: Maintain Standard Precautions With Zika Cases (Medpage)

July 18, 2016 - Zika Virus Case in Utah Baffles Health Officials (New York Times)

July 18, 2016 - Researchers Map Zika's Routes to the Developing Fetus (ICT)

July 15, 2016 - Suspected Female-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus (CDC)

July 14, 2016 - Zika infection may be masked by other viral infections (Medical Xpress)

July 14, 2016 - CDC collecting Zika-exposed semen (CNN)

July 13, 2016 - Projected Zika Virus Importation and Subsequent Ongoing Transmission after Travel to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games — Country-Specific Assessment, July 2016 (CDC)

July 8, 2016 - First Zika-related death in continental U.S. reported in Utah (Washington Post)

July 7, 2016 - Unintended Consequence: Blood Banks Could Feel The Squeeze From Zika Advisories (KHN)

July 6, 2016 - Blood banks' new summer challenges: Zika, donor iron levels (SCPR)

June 28, 2016 - Doing the math on Zika and sex (Science Daily)

June 28, 2016 - First baby with Zika-related birth defect microcephaly born in Florida (Reuters)

June 28, 2016 - Cuba reports no Zika transmission since March; Dengue all but eliminated (Reuters)

June 28, 2016 - Zika vaccine 'works very well' in mice (BBC)

June 27, 2016 - HHS calls on center for innovation to accelerate Zika vaccine development (HHS)

June 23, 2016 - HHS Awards more than $742,000 to Health Centers in American Samoa and the Virgin Islands to Fight Zika (HHS)

June 22, 2016 - CDC lauds new DNA test for Zika in blood (MLO)

June 21, 2016 - Zika Virus Surveillance and Preparedness — New York City, 2015–2016 (CDC)

June 20, 2016 - HHS advances pathogen reduction technologies for blood products (HHS)

June 17, 2016 - Screening of Blood Donations for Zika Virus Infection — Puerto Rico, April 3–June 11, 2016 (CDC)

June 17, 2016 - FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Hologic's Aptima® Zika Virus Assay (Hologic)

June 17, 2016 -As Zika Threat Grows in U.S., Testing Lags for a Vulnerable Group (New York Times)

June 17, 2016 - Guidelines for Travelers Visiting Friends and Family in Areas with Chikungunya, Dengue, or Zika (CDC)

June 13, 2016 - Women And The Zika Virus: Smart Questions And A Few Solid Answers (KHN)

June 9, 2016 - New Map Shows Where Zika Mosquitoes Live in U.S. (NBC)

June 9, 2016 - Researcher Infected With Zika Virus During Laboratory Accident in Pittsburgh (ABC)

June 8, 2016 - Urine Trumps Blood For Zika Testing (Labmedica)

June 8, 2016 - LabCorp introduces Zika virus test, RealStar Zika Virus RT-PCR Kit US (Pharmabiz)

June 1, 2016 - Sex Transmission Of Zika More Common Than First Thought (HNF)

June 1, 2016 - Baby Born in US to Mom with Zika has Birth Defect (Bioscience Technology)

May 31, 2016 - Malaria, Zika and Dengue Could Meet Their Match in Mosquito-Borne Bacteria (Smithsonian)

May 31, 2016 - WHO advises eight weeks of safe sex after return from Zika areas (Reuters)

May 20, 2016 - MIT Just Developed A Super-Cheap Paper Zika Test (Fastcompany)

May 20, 2016 - Zika virus strain 'imported from the Americas' to Africa (BBC News)

May 12, 2016 - First mouse studies show Zika explode in fetal brain, confirm link to defects (Ars Technica)

May 6, 2016 - Finding Zika one paper disc at a time (Phys.org)

May 5, 2016 - Addressing the Threat of Zika on the Ground in Puerto Rico (HHS.gov)

May 2, 2016 - Zika virus: first American dies of complications linked to disease (The Guardian)

April 22, 2016 - HHS supporting study of Zika virus blood screening test (HHS.gov) 

April 21, 2016 - Zika Mutates Extremely Quickly, Which is Why It's So Scary (Time) 

April 11, 2016 - Brazilian scientists find new Zika-linked brain disorder in adults (Reuters) 

April 6, 2016 - Zika mystery deepens with evidence of nerve cell infections (Reuters) 

March 30, 2016 - CDC Zika Action Plan Summit Taking Place April 1, 2016

March 18, 2016 - New CDC Laboratory Test for Zika Virus Authorized for Emergency Use by FDA (Infection Control Today) 

March 11, 2016 - Zika Virus Associated with Meningoencephalitis (New England Journal of Medicine) 

March 7, 2016 - HHS ships blood products to Puerto Rico in response to Zika outbreak (HHS.gov) 

March 7, 2016 - Early FDA approval sought for Zika virus blood tests (San Jose Mercury News)

March 4, 2016 - WHO convenes experts amid 'accumulating evidence' of Zika link to disorders (Reuters)

March 4, 2016 - Zika Kills Cells Key to Fetal Brain Development, Study Says (NY Times)

March 4, 2016 -  White House and states to craft Zika attack plan at April 1 summit (Reuters)

March 1, 2016 - Zika Virus Linked to Guillain-Barré (The Verge) 

February 23, 2016 - Texas hospitals say they have developed rapid test for Zika (Reuters)

February 10, 2016 - These Scientists Saw Zika Coming. Now They're Fighting Back (Wired)

February 8, 2016 - CDC Goes to Highest Alert Over Zika Outbreak (US News & World Report)

February 8, 2016 - Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panic (Reuters)

February 4, 2016 - Brazil confirms Zika infection from a blood transfusion (Reuters)

February 4, 2016 - Florida Declares Zika Public Health Emergency (Yahoo Health)

February 4, 2016 - Laboratory Diagnosis of Zika Virus: What You Need to Know (Select Science)

February 3, 2016 - Zika virus: first case contracted in US was sexually transmitted, say officials (The Guardian)

February 1, 2016 - WHO Declares Zika a Global Emergency (Reuters)

January 25, 2016 - New Tests for Zika in the Works (The Scientist)



Countries With Active Zika Virus Transmission

Note - data retrieved August 9, 2016, from CDC; country borders are approximate and for illustrative purposes only



Laboratory Resources

{New} August 31, 2016 - FDA Revised Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of Zika Virus Transmission by Blood and Blood Components
July 28, 2016 - CDC   Ongoing Zika Virus Transmission — Puerto Rico 

July 28, 2016 - CDC   Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure 

July 28, 2016 - CDC   Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus 

June 3, 2016 - WHO Editorial  Defining the syndrome associated with congenital Zika virus infection

June 2, 2016 - New England Journal of Medicine   Evidence of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

May 31, 2016 - CDC  Interim Guidance for Interpretation of Zika Virus Antibody Test Results

May 26, 2016 - CDC  Zika virus disease in the United States, 2015–2016

May 20, 2016 - CDC MMWR Possible Zika Virus Infection Among Pregnant Women — United States and Territories, May 2016

May 13, 2016 - CDC MMWR Notes from the Field: Comparison of Test Results for Zika Virus RNA in Urine, Serum, and Saliva Specimens from Persons with Travel-Associated Zika Virus Disease — Florida, 2016 

May 13, 2016 - CDC MMWR Notes from the Field: Interim Guidance for Zika Virus Testing of Urine — United States, 2016 

April 29, 2016 - FDA – ZIKV Emergency Use Authorizations

April 8, 2016 - CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) - Survey of Blood Collection Centers and Implementation of Guidance for Prevention of Transfusion-Transmitted Zika Virus Infection – Puerto Rico, 2016

March 28, 2016 - HHS - Authorization of Emergency Use: In Vitro Diagnostic Device for Diagnosis of Zika Virus Infection

March 3, 2016 - HHS - Emergency Use of In Vitro Diagnostic Tests for Detection of Zika Virus and/or Diagnosis of Zika Virus

March 2, 2016 - FDA - FDA Issues Industry Guidance: Donor Screening Recommendations to Reduce the Risk of Transmission of Zika Virus by HCT/Ps for Immediate Implementation (pdf) 

February 26, 2016 - FDA - FDA Emergency Use Authorization Authorizes Use of CDC's Zika MAC-ELISA Assay For the Presumptive Detection of Zika Virus Antibodies

February 26, 2016 - CDC Resources - FDA Emergency Use Authorization Authorizes Use of CDC's Zika MAC-ELISA Assay For the Presumptive Detection of Zika Virus Antibodies 

February 26, 2016 - PAHO/WHO - PAHO, laboratories set guidelines to identify, confirm Zika Virus 

February 10, 2016 - CDC MMWR Notes from the Field: Evidence of Zika Virus Infection in Brain and Placental Tissues from Two Congenitally Infected Newborns and Two Fetal Losses — Brazil, 2015 

February 7, 2016 - CDC Memorandum - Revised diagnostic testing for Zika, chikungunya, and dengue viruses in US Public Health Laboratories (pdf) 

February 6, 2016 - MMWR - Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016

February 6, 2016 - MMWR - Update: Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, 2016

January 29, 2016 - MMWR - Zika Virus Spreads to New Areas - Region of the Americas, May 2015-January 2016

January 27, 2016 - JAMA Viewpoint (Opinion Piece) - The Emerging Zika Pandemic: Enhancing Preparedness

January 22, 2016 - MMWR - Interim Guidelines for Pregnant Women During a Zika Virus Outbreak - United States, 2016



General Resources

Top 10 Zika Response Planning Tips: Brief Information for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Health Officials (CDC)

Zika virus disease in the United States, 2015–2016 (CDC)

Interactive Timeline/Map of 2016 Zika Outbreak (HealthMap)

Zika Virus Disease Q&A (CDC)

CDC Zika Resources

WHO Zika Resources

PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) Zika Resources

AMA (American Medical Association) Zika Virus Resource Center



--Updated June 4, 2016--
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