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  • CDC Adds Four Destinations to Interim Travel Guidance Related to Zika Virus
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus‎ transmission. Today, CDC added the following destinations to the Zika virus travel alerts:  American Samoa, Costa Rica, Curacao, ...More
    February 1, 2016 Posted in News
  • WHO Declares Zika to Be a Public Health Emergency
    Today, WHO held its first meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee on Zika virus and the observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations known as microcephaly. ...More
    February 1, 2016 Posted in News
  • CDC Receives Reports of Severe Influenza Illness
    Influenza activity is increasing across the country and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received reports of severe influenza illness. Clinicians are reminded to treat suspected influenza in high-risk outpatients, those with progressive disease, and ...More
    February 1, 2016 Posted in News
  • Zika Virus Infection Reported in U.S. Virgin Islands
    On Jan. 25, 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for the United States of America notified the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) of the first laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika virus infection in St. Croix, one of the three main ...More
    February 1, 2016 Posted in News
  • PAHO Director Briefs Global Health Authorities on Zika Virus in the Americas
    Zika virus is spreading rapidly through the Americas and could potentially reach all countries except Canada and continental Chile, the director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, told health officials from around the world during a ...More
    January 29, 2016 Posted in News
  • WHO to Convene an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Zika Virus
    World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Margaret Chan, MD, will convene an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations. The Committee will meet on Feb. 1, 2016 in ...More
    January 28, 2016 Posted in News
  • JAMA Viewpoint: Emerging Zika Pandemic Requires More Action From WHO Now
    The World Health Organization's director-general should convene "urgently" a meeting of International Health Regulations' Emergency Committee to advise on the emerging Zika pandemic and galvanize global action, say two Georgetown University professors. ...More
    January 27, 2016 Posted in News
  • CDC Adds Two Destinations to Interim Travel Guidance Related to Zika Virus
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus‎ transmission. Today, CDC added the following destinations to the Zika virus travel alerts: United States Virgin Islands and Dominican ...More
    January 26, 2016 Posted in News
  • PAHO Helps Countries in the Americas Prepare for Spread of Zika
    The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is mobilizing teams of international experts to help member countries prepare for outbreaks of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that growing evidence suggests may be linked to microcephaly in newborns. A ...More
    January 26, 2016 Posted in News
  • PAHO Acknowledges Rapid Spread of Zika Virus
    Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that is new to the Americas. Since Brazil reported the first cases of local transmission of the virus in May 2015, it has spread to 21 countries and territories* of the Americas, as of Jan. 23, 2016. There are two main reasons for the virus's ...More
    January 26, 2016 Posted in News