Zika Virus Update
Zika Case Count: As of August 31, there were more than 16,800 confirmed cases of Zika virus in U.S. States and Territories.
- 2,722 confirmed cases of Zika in U.S. States and District of Columbia.
- 14,110 confirmed cases of Zika in U.S. Territories.
Pregnant women with evidence of Zika virus: As of August 25, there were more than1,590 pregnant women with evidence of Zika virus.
- 624 pregnant women in U.S. States and District of Columbia.
- 971 pregnant women in U.S. Territories.
For a state-by-state table of Zika cases in the U.S. visit: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/
As of August 26, 2016, HHS has obligated a total of $264 million of the $374 million redirected in April for the domestic Zika response.
Theme for the week of September 5, 2016: Keep Your Workplace Safe!
- The Zika theme for the week of September 5 is Keep Your Workplace Safe! Employers and workers share responsibility for keeping your workplace safefrom Zika.
Notable Zika News:
- All-day #AtoZika Twitter Town Hall: On Tuesday, Officials from HHS and the White House participated in an all-day Twitter Town Hall to discuss the Zika virus. To see what was discussed during the town hall, please follow #AtoZika on Twitter or click here.
- Hearing Loss in Infants with Microcephaly and Evidence of Congenital Zika Virus Infection — Brazil, November 2015–May 2016: Also on Tuesday, CDC released a study that showed of 69 Zika-infected babies with severe microcephaly, almost 6% showed hearing loss. To view the report, please click here. If you have questions about this announcement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CDC Travel Notices for Singapore and British Virgin Islands: Additionally on Tuesday, CDC issued travel notices for active local transmission of the Zika virus in the British Virgin Islands and Singapore. To view the British Virgin Islands notice, please click here. To view the Singapore notice, please click here. If you have questions about this announcement, please email email@example.com.
- HHS awards $19.8 million to Japanese company to accelerate development of a Zika vaccine: On Thursday, it was announced that the HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response will provide an initial $19.8 million over the next 18 months to Takeda Vaccines, Inc. of Deerfield, Illinois, a subsidiary of the Takeda Group headquartered in Japan, to develop a Zika vaccine for use in the United States. To view the news release, please click here. If you have questions about this announcement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CDC awards $2.4 million to five jurisdictions to fight Zika: On Friday, CDC awarded $2.4 million to Chicago, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles County to establish, enhance, and maintain information-gathering systems to rapidly detect microcephaly–a serious birth defect of the brain–and other adverse outcomes linked to Zika virus infection. To view the news release, please click here. If you have questions about this announcement, please email email@example.com.