CDC in Colombia
CDC Zika Updates
On January 22, 2016, CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to respond to outbreaks of Zika occurring in the Americas and increased reports of birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome in areas affected by Zika. On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) because of clusters of microcephaly and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika. On February 8, 2016, CDC elevated its EOC activation to a Level 1, the highest level.
CDC is working with international public health partners and with state and local health departments to
- Alert healthcare providers and the public about Zika.
- Post travel notices and other travel-related guidance.
- Provide state health laboratories with diagnostic tests.
- Detect and report cases, which will help prevent further spread.
- U.S. Department of State International Travel Information: Colombia
- Health Information for Travelers to Colombia
- Government Visa Travel
- US Embassy to Colombia
- CIA Factbook: Colombia
- Immigrant, Refugee and Migrant Health
- Registration of Traveler Emergency Contact and Itinerary Information
- International Emergency and Refugee Health (IERH) in Colombia
- Community Intervention to Promote Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables, Smoke-free Homes, and Physical Activity Among Home Caregivers in Bogotá, Colombia
- Parental Exposure to Carcinogens and Risk for Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Colombia, 2000-2005
- Infectious Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: Are They Really Emerging and Increasing?
Yellow Fever and Malaria
Hearing Loss in Children
Global Reproductive Health Activities
- Page last reviewed: February 27, 2013
- Page last updated: February 27, 2013
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