Zika Action Plan Summit

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Friday, March 4, 2016
Contact: CDC Media Relations


Zika Action Plan Summit

CDC is hosting a one-day Zika Action Plan Summit as the nation faces likely local mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus in some places in the continental United States.  The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa are already experiencing active mosquito-borne transmission.  The U.S. government has planned this Summit to provide state and local senior officials with the information and tools needed to improve Zika preparedness and response within their states and jurisdictions.

Participants will hear the latest scientific knowledge about Zika, including implications for pregnant women and strategies for mosquito control.  This meeting will also provide an opportunity to increase knowledge of best communications practices and identify possible gaps in preparedness and response at the federal, state, and local levels and help begin to address possible gaps.

The anticipated outcome of the summit is to arm state and local leaders with the necessary knowledge and technical support to have a comprehensive Zika Readiness Action Plan for their jurisdiction, including plans for preparedness and response activities.


  • State and local senior officials
  • Representatives from multiple federal departments involved in Zika response
  • Representatives from non-government organizations
  • CDC experts


Save the Date, Friday, April 1, 2016


CDC Headquarters 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta GA 30329; sessions may be available by video conference.

Media interested in covering the Summit are asked to contact the CDC Media Relations office at (404) 639-3286 or media@cdc.gov.


Page last reviewed: March 4, 2016