Response to the Zika virus disease (Zika) requires an understanding of complex public health issues, including the role of law in controlling the spread of infectious diseases. This page provides resources and information developed by the Public Health Law Program to address potential questions from responders and the public about Zika-related legal issues.
- Presentation: Using Policy to Increase Public Understanding and Enhance State and Community Readiness
Zika Action Plan Summit session on using policy to increase public understanding and enhancing state and community readiness. Download [PDF - 1.90MB] the presentation slides.
- Webinar: The Zika Virus: Current Public Health Considerations and What You Need to Know
This webinar provides analysis of the ever-changing state of the Zika virus, including the most prevalent locations and common causes leading the virus to spread, and the latest best practice approach to diagnosing, preventing, and controlling the virus. The webinar also includes legal frameworks for responding to the Zika virus, such as proper disease reporting, vector control, and emergency declarations, and up-to-date domestic and international policy response.
- Webinar: Zika Preparedness and Response: A Public Health and Legal Perspective
This webinar, co-sponsored by the Partnership for Public Health Law, the American Public Health Association, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and the National Association of Local Boards of Health, provides an overview of the public health problem posed by Zika, discusses the domestic legal framework for addressing the virus, and highlights ways to coordinate health care and public health legal preparedness. (03/18/2016)
- Executive Orders and Emergency Declarations for the West Nile Virus: Applying Lessons from Past Outbreaks to Zika [PDF - 416KB]
A brief analysis of select uses of local, state, and federal executive powers to combat the West Nile virus. Examining the use of executive powers to address the West Nile virus may inform actions taken to address the threats posed by other mosquito-borne diseases, such as the Zika virus.
- Zika Virus Microsite
CDC has created the Zika Virus Microsite, an easily embeddable collection of Zika virus information about developments in the current outbreak, including prevention, symptoms, treatment, and materials for travelers and pregnant women.
- Page last reviewed: April 22, 2016
- Page last updated: April 22, 2016
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