Most of you have heard about the Zika virus by now.  For those who want more information, staff from the Disaster Information Management Research Center (National Library of Medicine) have compiled resources to aid in understanding it.  For more information about DIMRC itself, please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/

Zika Virus Health Information Resources

January 26, 2016

We have all been hearing more about Zika virus disease transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The National Library of Medicine has gathered together these resources to assist public health departments, health care providers, librarians, and others seeking authoritative information on the virus and disease.

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Aedes aegypti

General Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

*         Zika Virus – http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html

World Health Organization (WHO)

*          Zika virus disease – http://www.who.int/csr/disease/zika/en/

*         Zika Virus Fact sheet – http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/zika/en/

*         Zika virus disease: Questions and answers – http://www.who.int/features/qa/zika/en/

*         Briefing notes on Zika and Microcephaly http://reliefweb.int/report/world/briefing-notes-zika-and-microcephaly

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), World Health Organization

*         Zika Virus Infection – http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_topics&view=article&id=427&Itemid=41484
Also available in Spanish:
http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_topics&view=article&id=427&Itemid=41484&lang=es

National Institutes of Health (NIH), NIH Director’s Blog

*         Zika Virus: An Emerging Health Threat – http://directorsblog.nih.gov/2016/01/26/zika-virus-an-emerging-health-threat/

National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

*         Zika Virus in the Americas – Yet Another Arbovirus Threat – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=26761185

*         Notice of NIAID’s Interest to Highlight High-Priority Zika virus (ZIKV) Research Areas –   http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-16-026.html

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health

*         Zika virus infection – https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/12894/zika-virus-infection/resources/1

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

*         Zika virus infection  – http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/healthtopics/zika_virus_infection/pages/index.aspx

Public Health England

·            *         Zika virus – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/zika-virus

U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) – PubMed Citations

*         Zika – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=zika+AND+English[la]<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=zika+AND+English%5Bla%5D>

*         Zika and Brazil – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=zika+and+brazil

GenBank, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)

*         Zika – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/?term=Zika

Consideraciones prov...
Mother and child

Pregnant Women and Zika Virus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

*         For Pregnant Women – http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pregnancy/index.html

*         Interim Guidelines for Pregnant Women During a Zika Virus Outbreak – United States, 2016  (January 22nd, 2016) – http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6502e1.htm

Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization

*         Questions and Answers: Zika and pregnancy –http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11552&Itemid=41672&lang=en

National Library of Medicine – PubMed Citations

*         Zika and Microcephaly – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=zika+AND+microcephaly

*         Zika and Pregnancy – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=%28Pregnancy[Mesh]+OR+pregnant[tiab]+OR+pregnant+woman[mh]+OR+pregnancy[tiab]+OR+pregnant+women[mh]%29+AND+zika+AND+English[la]<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=%28Pregnancy%5BMesh%5D+OR+pregnant%5Btiab%5D+OR+pregnant+woman%5Bmh%5D+OR+pregnancy%5Btiab%5D+OR+pregnant+women%5Bmh%5D%29+AND+zika+AND+English%5Bla%5D>

Information on Zika for Health Care Providers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

*         For Health Care Providers – http://www.cdc.gov/zika/hc-providers/index.html

*         Interim Guidelines for the Evaluation and Testing of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection – United States, 2016 (January 26th, 2016) – http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6503e3er.htm

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health

*         Zika virus infection – Treatment – https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/12894/zika-virus-infection/resources/8

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

*         Zika virus infection: Factsheet for health professionals – http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/healthtopics/zika_virus_infection/factsheet-health-professionals/Pages/factsheet_health_professionals.aspx

*         Rapid Risk Assessment: Microcephaly in Brazil potentially linked to the Zika virus epidemic [November 24th, 2015] – http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/zika-microcephaly-Brazil-rapid-risk-assessment-Nov-2015.pdf

*         Rapid Risk Assessment: Zika virus disease epidemic: potential association with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome (first update) [January 22nd, 2016] – http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/_layouts/forms/Publication_DispForm.aspx?List=4f55ad51-4aed-4d32-b960-af70113dbb90&ID=1427

Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization

*         As the Zika virus spreads, PAHO advises countries to monitor and report birth anomalies and other suspected complications of the virus – http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11574%3A2016-as-the-zika-virus-spreads-paho-advises-countries-to-monitor-and-report-birth-anomalies-suspected-complications-of-virus&catid=740%3Anews-press-releases&Itemid=1926&lang=en

*         Also available in Spanish: http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11574%3A2016-as-the-zika-virus-spreads-paho-advises-countries-to-monitor-and-report-birth-anomalies-suspected-complications-of-virus&catid=740%3Anews-press-releases&Itemid=1926&lang=es

National Library of Medicine – PubMed Citations

*         Zika and Encephalitis – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=zika+virus+AND+encephalitis

*         Zika and Guillain-Barré Syndrome – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=zika+AND+guillain-barre<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=zika+AND+guillain-barre%20>

Epidemiology

World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization

*         Disease Outbreak News: Zika virus infection – http://www.who.int/csr/don/archive/disease/zika-virus-infection/en/

*         Epidemiological Update: Neurological syndrome, congenital anomalies, and Zika virus infection, 17 January 2016 – http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&Itemid=270&gid=32879&lang=en

Laboratory Detection and Diagnosis of Zika Virus

Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization

*         Zika Virus (ZIKV) Surveillance in the Americas: Interim guidance for laboratory detection and diagnosis –http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&Itemid=&gid=30176&lang=en

World map showing countries and territories with reported active transmission of Zika virus (as of January 22, 2016). Countries are listed in the table below.
Map of  active virus transmission areas

Travel

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

*         Zika Travel Health Notices – http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pregnancy/travel-health-notices.html

*         CDC adds countries to interim travel guidance related to Zika Virus – http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/s0122-zika-travel-guidance.html
*     CDC adds 2 destinations to interim travel guidance related to Zika virus http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/s0126-zika-travel-guidance.html

*         Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Zika Virus Infections in Travelers Returning from Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico – http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00385.asp

*         Zika Virus Spreads to New Areas – Region of the Americas, May 2015-January 2016 (January 22nd, 2016) – http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6503e1er.htm

*         Possible Association Between Zika Virus Infection and Microcephaly – Brazil, 2015 (January 22nd, 2016) – http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6503e2er.htm

World Health Organization

*         Information for travelers (Zika virus) – http://www.who.int/csr/disease/zika/information-for-travelers/en/

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

*         Countries with local Zika transmission – http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/healthtopics/zika_virus_infection/zika-outbreak/Pages/Zika-information-travellers.aspx

Surveillance and Control of Mosquito Vectors

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

*         Surveillance and Control of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the United States – http://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/resources/vector-control.html

Resources on Zika virus infection in Portuguese

Portal da Saúde

*        Perguntas e respostas – Microcefalia –
http://portalsaude.saude.gov.br/index.php/o-ministerio/principal/leia-mais-o-ministerio/197-secretaria-svs/20799-microcefalia

World Health Organization/Organização Mundial da Saúde

*         Doença do vírus Zika – http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/zika/pt/

Resources on Zika virus infection in Spanish

Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization

*         Mientras el zika continúa propagándose, OPS recomienda a los países monitorear síndromes neurológicos y anomalías congénitas – http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11574%3A2016-as-the-zika-virus-spreads-paho-advises-countries-to-monitor-and-report-birth-anomalies-suspected-complications-of-virus&catid=740%3Anews-press-releases&Itemid=1926&lang=es

*         Zika, Infección por Virus – http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_topics&view=article&id=427&Itemid=41484&lang=es

–Susan Hoppe, Adult & Reference Services Librarian