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Stories from the Field

During the response to the Zika virus outbreak, CDC collaborated with state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments to protect mothers and babies from Zika virus infection. These stories show what jurisdictions did at a local level to fight Zika.

Handing out brochures and fact sheets in California

California Birth Defects Monitoring Program California Birth Defects Monitoring Program used successes from infectious disease surveillance and newborn screening to fight Zika.

Handing out brochures and fact sheets in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Department of Health Public health professionals developed educational Zika materials in several languages for women and men traveling to areas with risk of Zika.

Lisa from Mississippi

Mississippi State Health Department A community director shared Zika prevention materials with pregnant women in Mississippi to educate the population about Zika.

New York City  Zika Forum

New York City Zika Response Team The team reached their healthcare providers through citywide conference calls, grand rounds, and health alert emails to provide the latest Zika information.

South Carolina Zika Forum

South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control hosted a forum for local leaders focused on stopping the spread of Zika.

Tennessee  Zika Forum

Tennessee Department of Health Tennessee collaborated with medical centers for a unified, timely, and consistent approach to tackle Zika surveillance challenges.

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