Resources from States and Territorial Health Departments: Dengue
vector-borne and zoonotic diseases
Chikungunya Virus: Information for States and Territories
Chikungunya fever is an acute illness associated with severe joint pain and fever. The disease is caused by Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), an arthropod-borne virus that is transmitted to humans primarily via the bite of an infected mosquito. Since the re-emerge
As Zika news grips the U.S. public, federal and state health agencies have been preparing for weeks.
Zika National Resources and Information
Vermont Jeff Heath Public Health Nurse Vermont Department of Health, Middlebury District Office Jeff Heath is a longtime public health nurse for the Vermont Department of Health’s Middlebury district office. He is seen by his public health colleagues, health care
Environmental Health ASTHO’s Environmental Health Program helps state and territorial public health agencies build their capacity to respond to environmental public health challenges. ASTHO provides resources for these agencies on emerging environmental health issues and influences discussions and poli
Zika International Resources and Information
ASTHO hosted a congressional briefing this week on Capitol Hill, convening nearly two dozen leading state and territorial health officials to educate lawmakers on the importance of public health and the impact of proposed cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
While Congress debates the future of federal funding for Zika preparedness and response, the Zika virus continues to spread. Rising case numbers and new information about long-term consequences of the infection highlight the urgency of mounting a major response.