CDC Telebriefing: Zika Virus Update – 8-19-2016

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 19, 2016
Contact: CDC Media Relations


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been working with Florida health officials on investigating cases of locally transmitted Zika virus. The most recent information suggests that there may be a new active Zika transmission in South Florida. At this time, state and local officials in Florida are leading these investigations to determine how transmission occurred. CDC is coordinating closely with Florida officials in this ongoing investigation, and at the state’s request, sent a CDC emergency response team to be part of the Florida response. State officials continue to quickly implement mosquito control programs in those areas where these cases reside. CDC will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.


CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.
John A. Jernigan, MD, MS, Director of the Office of HAI Prevention Research and Evaluation of the CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP)


Friday, August 19, 2016, at 2:00 P.M. EST

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