Zika Video Resources
The Zika-related videos below are available for your use to provide background on the Zika virus and other additional information for different audiences.
Dr. Joanne Cono, MD, ScM, Director of the Office of Science Quality of the CDC gave a live presentation regarding the latest Zika information available and answered a myriad of questions from your fellow health care practitioners.
Dr. Matt Karwowski, a pediatrician with the Pregnancy and Birth Defects Team for CDC’s 2016 Zika Virus Response, reviews what we know about Zika virus and congenital microcephaly and other birth defects. He also discusses CDC’s guidelines for healthcare providers caring for infants and children with possible Zika virus infection.
Dr. Titilope Oduyebo, an obstetrician-gynecologist from CDC’s Pregnancy and Birth Defects team, gives key insight into the Zika virus. She discusses what we know about Zika virus infection during pregnancy, and reviews CDC’s current recommendations for screening, testing, and management of women with possible Zika virus exposure.
CDC and the CDC Foundation partnered to create Zika prevention kits (ZPKs) to provide information and tools to support pregnant women and help them reduce their risk of Zika infection. This is b-roll footage of the kits and how they’re assembled.
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The CDC Trioplex Real-time RT-PCR Assay Cdc-pdf[PDF – 66 pages]External is a diagnostic tool for Zika virus. It is a 3-in-1 test, that allows doctors to tell if an individual is currently infected with chikungunya, dengue, or Zika viruses by using a single sample. This eliminates the need to perform three separate tests to determine which infection a patient might have. This is b-roll footage of CDC scientists assembling Trioplex Real-time RT-PCR Assay kits for shipment to qualified public health labs in the Laboratory Response Network and abroad.
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This footage, divided into three sections, shows mosquito larvae collected from the field and being placed in petri dishes; a lab technician growing larvae and testing adult mosquitoes for insecticide resistance; and a lab technician following procedures for testing patient serum samples.
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Zika and other diseases can be spread through mosquitoes. This video shows recommended practices of what people can do to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites: applying insect repellent to children and adults, removing standing water where mosquitos can lay eggs, and properly installing window screens.
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CDC provides guidance on effective steps to be taken to protect yourself, your family and your community from the spread of Zika virus. All the recommended actions taken together and repeated as recommended would result in reductions of mosquito populations and the possible spread of Zika. Spanish version
-Zika Virus Prevention: Summary for Healthcare Providers in Puerto Rico: English | Spanish
-Zika Virus Prevention for Puerto Rico (:30): English | Spanish
The CDC provides guidance on how to protect yourself from mosquito bites by eliminating mosquitoes’ methods of entry to your home. If followed this guidance will reduce or eliminate mosquitoes in your home.
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Mosquitoes lay their eggs near and around standing water. To reduce the mosquito population and protect yourself from mosquito bites, it is important to reduce instances of collected water. In this video, the CDC provides guidance to remove collected water.
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Zika virus can be spread by a man to his sex partners. Pregnant couples with male partners who live in or travel to areas with Zika should take steps to protect their pregnancy. In this video CDC provides guidance on preventing Zika through sexual transmission.
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Margaret Lampe, RN, MPH, a nurse scientist with the Pregnancy and Birth Defects Task Force for CDC’s 2016 Zika virus response shares an overview of the US Zika Pregnancy Registry and how to participate.
This video demonstrates how to measure the head circumference of an infant. Measuring head circumference is a primary way to determine the presence of microcephaly, which is important during this Zika outbreak. It is intended to help clinicians evaluate babies born to mothers infected with Zika virus.
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