Special Zika Virus Newsletter- August 19, 2016

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Emergency Partners Newsletter


August 19, 2016

Zika virus (Zika) outbreaks are occurring in many countries and territories. Please share the following information with those who may find it useful.

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New Webcasts Recordings: Clinical Evaluation & Management of Infants with Congenital Zika Infection

Updated Case Count Maps for the United States: Zika Cases Reported in the United States

New MMWR: "UPDATE: Interim Guidance for the Evaluation and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection - United States, August 2016"

New JAMA Article: "Estimating the number of infants that may be born with congenital Zika virus infection and microcephaly following the Zika outbreak in Puerto Rico, 2016."

To learn more about Zika, visit CDC's homepage and key messages.

CDC welcomes suggestions and feedback. If you would like to comment on any of these announcements or send us suggestions, including suggestions for new content, please contact us at emergencypartners@cdc.gov.

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2016 Olympics-Themed Prevention Videos

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Pass the Baton Not Zika: Training for Prevention
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Pack Like a Champ. Pack to Prevent Zika.

Click the images above to watch CDC's Olympics-themed Zika prevention videos.

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TIME Article: "Why You Should Care About Zika"

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Click the image or here to read why preventing the spread of Zika matters.

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Zika Topic of the Week

August  15 - 19

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Bite back against mosquitoes!

Learn more about mosquitoes and how to protect yourself.

This week’s topic is in support of World Mosquito Day on August 20.

August 22 - 26


Protect Your Pregnancy from Zika!

Share information with other moms-to-be about how to protect their pregnancy from Zika virus infection!

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Communication Tips: "Messaging on Emerging Infectious Diseases"

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Increased International Travel and Infectious Disease

Dealing with disasters effectively is becoming more relevant as factors that tend to increase risks are more apparent. Increased international travel has contributed to the spread of certain diseases. Greater access to foreign travel fares – on land or sea – means people can travel anywhere. So, too, can new and emerging infections, regardless of where they begin.

In 2014, Ebola virus disease began to spread rapidly throughout West Africa. Later that same year, the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States – effectively ending any assumptions about the virus being limited by geographic boundaries. The current spread of Zika virus disease demonstrates the ongoing threat of infections crossing borders.

Because a public health crisis can occur at any time and spread anywhere, it’s important to be prepared. Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication principles include tools to improve communication during emergencies. Effectively explaining how people can protect themselves, their families and their communities is critical to an effective crisis response..

For more resources and information on CERC, please see Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication, 2014 Edition or Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Pandemic Influenza, 2007.

Have you used CERC in your work? To share your CERC stories, e-mail cercrequest@cdc.gov. Your stories may appear in future CERC Corners.

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Online Resources

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Stay Connected

These social media messages are available so that you can share on your organization's social media accounts.

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This Saturday is World Mosquito Day! There are more than 2,500 species of mosquitoes around the world that can carry viruses. Do your part to help control mosquitoes in and around your home and community. http://1.usa.gov/1ZO5w66

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Prevent mosquito bites by using EPA-registered insect repellents, which are safe and effective for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Always follow product label instructions.

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Each yr, millions of people infected w. viruses after being bitten by a mosquito. Protect yourself – wear repellent.

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Mosquitoes that spread #Zika are aggressive biters. Protect yourself by using an EPA-registered repellent.


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