Zika CDC interim response plan : October 2016
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Description:Interim CDC Zika Response Plan (CONUS and Hawaii) Overview: Initial Response to Zika Virus Infections -- Appendix A: Local Transmission of Zika Virus -- Appendix B: CDC’s Emergency Response Team (CERT) -- Appendix C: Communication -- Appendix D. Surveillance -- Appendix E. Vector Control -- Appendix F: Pregnancy and Birth Defects -- Appendix G: Ensuring Blood Safety and Availability.
This version of the CDC Interim Zika Response Plan replaces the previous documents posted on July 31 and September 30, 2016. Notable updates include:
• Updated definition of Zika cautionary area (yellow area) to strengthen travel recommendations and reinforce recommendations for the use of protective measures to prevent exposure to Zika.
• Revised guidance to ensure blood safety and availability, reflecting recommendations issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 26, 2016.
• Revised guidance on the determination of geographic areas for interventions and issuance of travel guidance in the setting of local transmission (Appendix A). CDC has identified two types of geographic areas: Zika active transmission areas (designated as red zones) and Zika cautionary areas (designated as yellow zones).
• Updated status of Pregnancy and Birth Defects objectives (Appendix F).
Suggested Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Interim CDC Zika Response Plan (CONUS and Hawaii): Initial Response to Zika Virus. Atlanta, Georgia: October 2016.
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