Zika Virus

Library Materials

McNeil, D. (2016). Zika : The emerging epidemic. New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company.

Elisco, D., Barrat, J., & PBS Distribution (2016). Spillover : Zika, ebola & beyond / directed by James Barrat ; produced by David Elisco, Jamres Barrat.

Internet Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics--Zika Virus
The AAP site has succinct sections answering questions such as “What Is Zika?” and “How Does Zika Spread?” as well as sections about Prevention, Travel Warnings, and Research. The entire page is also available in an audio feed in either English or Spanish. 

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Practice Advisory: Updated Interim Guidance for Care of Women of Reproductive Age During a Zika Virus Outbreak
The ACOG Zika Virus page includes a Practice Advisory from ACOG and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) about prevention strategies and current guidance for clinical management of pregnant women and women of reproductive age, and a section titled “Information for Ob-Gyns and Women’s Health Care Providers.” 

American Medical Association -- Zika Virus Resource Center
AMA has created a Zika Virus Resource Center that is regularly updated to provide information for the public, as well as physicians and other health care workers. Information is divided into resources comprising links to videos, fact sheets, and infographics.

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy -- Zika
The CIDRAP Zika page has headings for “Recent News” and “Resources & Literature.” One special feature of this site is its links to health agency documents from Canada, New Zealand, and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- Zika Virus
The CDC site includes a section of Information for Specific Groups, including Pregnant Women, Healthcare Providers, Travelers, Mosquito Control Professionals, and State Public Health Laboratories. The At A Glance section has an updated map of reported travel-associated cases and locally acquired cases for the United States and Territories.

Healthy Children: What Parents Need to Know
Sponsered by the AAP, Health Children provides basic information for parents such as what is the zika virus, how it spreads, how to prevent it, along with a list of other helpful resources. 

The Lancet -- Zika Virus Resource Centre
The Lancet Zika Virus Resource Centre aims to brings together the best evidence from across The Lancet journals to assist researchers, policy makers, and health workers in understanding the effects of the outbreak and how best to respond. These resources are freely available and are not limited to subscribers.

MedlinePlus -- Zika Virus
The MedlinePlus page for Zika virus includes fact sheets, questions and answers, and information in Spanish and English. Their Zika virus health topics page offers a Summary; Latest News; links to resources from the CDC, WHO, and PAHO; and links to references and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed. Users can sign up to receive updates about the Zika virus by email.

NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center -- Zika Virus Health Information Resource Guide
The NLM guide links to US federal agencies and international organizations pages, non-US governmental sites, situation reports, and a number of free resources from publishers for medical responders. Links to detailed information on genome, sequences, and virus variation; laboratory detection and diagnosis; epidemiology; and multi-language resources make this page invaluable. 

WHO -- Zika Virus
This WHO page includes a fact sheet with information about signs and symptoms, potential complications, diagnosis, prevention and control, information for travelers, and transmission and treatment. Epidemiological information includes weekly “Situation Reports” and links all WHO information to its response on the Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The WHO Media Centre provides Q&A pages, a short video, and a suite of downloadable infographics.

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