Stories from the Field on Zika and Pregnancy

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.