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Zika Prevention Planning and Mitigation

CDC Draft Interim Response Plan for Zika

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a plan for coordinating a national response for the threat Zika poses to all people of the United States. This document is an adaptable reference that can help Tribal jurisdictions prepare for, and respond to, Zika transmission. The guide includes information about surveillance, vector control, blood and tissue safety, communication, and other areas of Zika response. The draft plan can be read in its entirety here.

Preventing Zika Exposure on the Job

Many people work outside or will work in environments this summer that will place them at risk of being bitten by a mosquito. This guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provide strategies for employees and employers to help prevention exposure while on the job. Additional information about Zika is available here through Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Special Considerations for Schools

Zika-related information is available pertaining to schools, child care centers, camps, and higher education settings. Planning and response information can be viewed here on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Public Health Inquiries:

Ahniwake Rose
Director, Public Health Policy and Programs

National Indian Health Board
910 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Phone: 918-884-8274
Washington, DC 20003
[email protected]


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