From S/T Health Departments: Zika Control and Response

Materials and guidance from state and territorial health agencies to aid in monitoring and responding to current cases or outbreaks, and reducing the incidence and prevalence of Zika


List of Zika Pregnancy Outcomes - Brain Abnormalities and Other Adverse Outcomes - Aug. 21, 2016
Lists criteria for brain abnormalities and other adverse outcomes potentially related to Zika virus infection during pregnancy that healthcare providers are required to report to the Zika Pregnancy Registries and Active Birth Defects Surveillance.


Alaska Zika Action Plan – Nov. 2016
The Alaska Zika Action Plan establishes guidance for state and local agencies in preparing for and responding to the spread of Zika virus


Arizona Arboviral Handbook for Chikungunya, Dengue & Zika Viruses - Mar. 25, 2016
A handbook that outlines a preparation and response plan for the emerging arboviral threats –Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika – in Arizona

Arizona Zika Action Plan Summit - May 24, 2016
On May 24, 2016, the Arizona Department of Health Services held a Zika Planning Summit to establish a common statewide concept of operations for Arizona’s Zika virus preparedness and response. This webpage includes a report and video recording of the event.


Interactive Map of Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes in California 
An interactive map of detected infestation sites of the Zika transmitting mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in California

Evaluation and Follow-Up Procedures for Suspected Congenital Zika Virus Infection – Fetus, Newborn and Infant – Sept. 28, 2017
This document outlines the information needed and the role of the local public health department in infant testing and evaluation for congenital Zika virus infection

Zika Screening Algorithm – August 2017
Zika screening algorithm for children and adults with a history of potential virus exposure

Guidance for Surveillance of and Response to Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes and Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika in California – February 2017
This document was developed to guide local vector control agencies and health departments to prepare for, conduct surveillance of, and respond to the detection of invasive Aedes mosquitoes and human cases of dengue, chikungunya, Zika, or other exotic mosquito-borne viral infections potentially transmitted by these mosquitoes

Local Health Department Reporting of Zika in Pregnancy and the US Zika Pregnancy Registry – Dec. 2016
A document outlining the roles and responsibilities of California’s local health departments during the Zika response and their participation in the US Zika Pregnancy Registry

Procedures for Blood Donors Who Test Positive for Zika Virus – Sept. 2, 2016
This document contains: 1) guidance for communication by California Department of Public Health to California blood collection centers regarding local Zika virus transmission, 2) guidance for reporting Zika virus positive blood donors, 3) blood center notification for local Zika virus transmission flow chart

Operational Checklist for Local Health Departments, Local Vector Control Districts, and California Department of Public Health In the Event of Local Dengue, Chikungunya, or Zika Transmission – Aug. 24, 2016
This document provides a summary of roles and responsibilities of local and state California agencies that would be involved should local transmission of dengue, chikungunya, or Zika be detected.

CA Zika Response Activities and Resources – May 2016
The California Zika Response Activities and Resources document is a ready reference and aid for local public health, vector control agencies, and health care providers in California, and serves as a supplement to the document: Guidance for Surveillance of and Response to Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes and Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika in California

District of Columbia

List of commercial laboratories conducting Zika virus testing – Apr. 25, 2017
A list of commercial diagnostic laboratories currently conducting Zika virus testing in collaboration with local hospitals and providers.

"Fight the Bite" Zika Virus Webinar – August 2016
Webinar slides for presentations on Zika virus tracking in Washington, DC and surrounding states, laboratory testing, and surveillance and mosquito control in the District of Columbia


Live Map of Zika Active Zones in Florida
An interactive map of Zika cases in Florida 

Zika Activities Timelines
These three graphics illustrate response activities led by the Florida Department of Health in the Winwood, South Miami Beach and North Miami Beach areas, which experienced locally transmitted cases of Zika

Zika Testing FAQ – Feb. 28, 2017
A list of frequently asked questions related to testing for Zika developed by the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Public Health Laboratories

Zika Clinical Considerations for Obstetrics and Gynecology Practitioners Updated Guidance Recording – Nov. 2 2016
Recorded briefing on CDC guidelines to assess and test all pregnant women in Miami-Dade County for Zika virus infection

Department of Health Responds to Local Zika Cases – July 29, 2016
Florida is responding rapidly to the first cases of locally transmitted Zika virus with mosquito control measures and a community-wide search for additional cases.

Declaration of Public Health Emergency – Feb. 3, 2016
The State of Florida declared a state of emergency in several counties after several cases of travel associated Zika were confirmed


Illinois Flowchart: Choosing Appropriate Zika Virus Tests for Authorized Patients – May 22, 2017
A flowchart to help healthcare providers determine the appropriate Zika virus test for a patient with potential Zika virus exposure

Illinois Zika Virus Action Plan – May 3, 2017
The plan outlines how the Illinois Department of Public Health’s environmental health, communicable disease, laboratory, preparedness and response, women’s health and family services, and communications staff will work with local health departments, blood supply centers, and other partners to verify local transmission of Zika virus, inform the public, and prevent further spread

IDPH Zika Overview Webinar - What You Need to Know – Feb. 22, 2016
Webinar recording providing an overview of Zika virus disease epidemiology, testing, case reporting, and more

IDPH Zika Virus Briefing for Obstetrical Providers – Feb. 16, 2016
Audio recording providing obstetrical providers with an overview of Zika virus disease


2017 Kentucky Zika Summit – May 11, 2017
The 2017 Kentucky Summit allowed local health departments, clinicians, healthcare professionals, community leaders and other partners to improve Zika virus preparedness and response statewide


Zika Virus: Louisiana's Response Plan - July 2016
Video presentation and slides provided to Louisiana Department of Health Employees regarding the state's plan for preparation, prevention, and response to Zika virus    

New Mexico

Zika Preparedness and Response Plan - Dec. 1, 2016
The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) All-Hazard Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Functional Annex: Zika Preparedness and Response Plan describes the management and coordination of DOH resources and personnel during periods of public health emergencies, disasters or events 

New York

Archived Zika Virus Webinars
Archive of Zika webinars held by the New York State Department of Health to inform health care providers on guidance related to Zika virus

6 Step New York State Zika Action Plan
Governor Cuomo released a comprehensive action plan to reduce and prevent the transmission of Zika Virus in New York State

North Carolina

North Carolina Vector Borne Disease Management - Mar. 28, 2016
This document describes how the Division of Public Health will reach its goal to increase capacity and achieve a functional and comprehensive vector borne disease program in order to assess and mitigate the risk of disease in people


Ohio Department of Health Social Media Kit
A toolkit that contains a compilation of tweets, Facebook messages, and Instagram posts to help disseminate Zika Virus information using social media outlets

Zika Vector Surveillance and Control Workshop - Apr. 26, 2016
Recorded webinar of a presentation by Dr. Richard Gary, State Public Health Entomologist at the Ohio Department of Health, on mosquito surveillance and control for Zika virus in Ohio 

Zika Virus Epidemiology - Apr. 26, 2016
Recorded webinar of a presentation by Kim Machesky, State Epidemiologist at the Ohio Department of Health, on the intersection of Zika virus epidemiology and vector control activities 


Zika Virus Investigative Guidelines - Nov. 3, 2017
A draft document with information for local health departments about Zika virus disease reporting, testing, and investigation


Pennsylvania Zika Virus Response Plan - May 12, 2016
This document describes actions that will be taken as the risk of locally acquired (transmitted by the bite of a local vector) cases of Zika virus disease increases in Pennsylvania

Quick Guide for Clinicians: How to Interpret Zika Test Results - Mar. 23, 2016
A summary of the tests that CDC is currently preforming on persons potentially exposed to Zika Virus 

Puerto Rico

Strategic Plan for Zika (Spanish)
A document illustrating the Puerto Rico Department of Health plan for Zika

South Carolina

Zika Virus Planning and Response Efforts – Jan. 6, 2017
This document provides a summary of ongoing activities in South Carolina to prepare for and respond to the Zika Virus in South Carolina.


Interim Zika Virus Laboratory Testing Decision Tree - Dec. 16, 2016
A visual illustration of the lab process for testing pregnant women, non-pregnant women and males for Zika Virus

Zika Virus Decision Tree – Additional Guidance for Regional Health Officers - Dec. 14, 2016
This document provides additional written information and should be used with the “Interim Zika Virus Laboratory Testing Decision Tree”

Zika Virus Surveillance and Response Guidance - Mar. 10, 2016
This document provides local, regional and state health departments in the state of Tennessee with guidance for Zika virus surveillance and response


Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response
A webpage dedicated to the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, created by Governor Rick Perry to provide expert, evidence-based assessments, protocols, and recommendations related to state responses to infectious diseases, as well as serve as a source of information and education

Dr. Hellerstedt, Governor Abbott Call on Local Officials to Take Action Against Zika – May 4, 2017
Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt sent a letter to County Judges and Mayors across the state asking for their continued assistance in combatting locally-transmitted Zika viruses in Texas. Read the full letter here

Guidance to Local Jurisdictions in High-risk Zika Areas on the Development of a Zika Vector Management Plan – April 2017
This guidance document describes recommendations for a comprehensive vector control program in local jurisdictions in Texas that are at high-risk of local mosquito transmission of Zika

Zika Virus Preparedness and Response Plan – Nov. 29, 2016
This document serves as the basis for coordination and collaboration between the Texas Department of State Health Services with other public health agencies, healthcare delivery systems and other partners to address the impact of Zika virus


Zika Virus Disease Plan - Oct. 24, 2016
The Utah Department of Health Bureau of Epidemiology developed a disease plan to address Zika virus cases in the state


VDH Zika Virus Disease (Zika) Checklist for Clinicians: A-Z Guide for Zika Prevention and Caring for Persons with Possible Zika Virus Disease - Feb. 9, 2018
A guide with hyperlinks to fact sheets and handouts on Zika for clinicians to use when caring for patients with possible Zika Virus disease

Virginia Zika Virus Disease Response Plan - July 2016
This Annex addresses how the Virginia Department of Health will leverage the powers of state, local, and federal government and the private and non-profit sectors to meet public health needs in response to the Zika virus

West Virginia

Who Should be Tested for Zika? - September 2016
Provides a visual illustration regarding the process of testing suspected cases of Zika

West Virginia Zika Action Plan – August 2016
West Virginia’s Zika Action Plan is a collaborative effort of the Zika Task Force members, including the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Agriculture. It identifies key areas of preparedness to reduce or eliminate the risk of the Zika virus.


Webinar Recording: Zika Virus Surveillance in Wisconsin, 2016
This webinar was targeted to Wisconsin's local health departments and provides an overview on vectorborne diseases, maternal child health, and public health prevention measures.

Wisconsin’s Zika Response Activity Overview
Provides information on the actions the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is taking to respond to the ongoing outbreak of Zika virus and outlines the state’s response with the objective of building a common picture of the roles and actions of DHS, local health departments and tribal health clinics, health care providers, and other partners in working together to best serve the people of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Guidance for Clinicians Presentation – Aug. 31, 2016
A Wisconsin Department of Health Services presentation directed toward clinicians on guidance related to clinical outcomes, testing for Zika, pregnancy related procedures, and more.


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