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How IEM Can Help with Zika

Researchers suggest that a Zika vaccine could take years to develop, test, and trial before it will be accessible to the general public. Communities cannot afford to wait that long to act. Therefore, IEM offers capabilities today to help mitigate the spread of Zika and to protect the general public.

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IEM employs a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals, medical researchers, and modelers to contribute to an effective public health response to Zika. We are well-informed about Zika and other similar infectious diseases. Learn More.

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IEM has a strong foundation in preparedness planning and exercise at all levels of government, and specifically for infectious disease outbreaks such as Zika. We use science-based approaches and methods for our planning and preparedness projects and develop exercise scenarios with a realistic and scientific foundation. Learn more.

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IEM’s modeling and simulation tools offer quick, cost-effective, and objective techniques for assessing whether current systems or policies can meet the goal of containing the Zika outbreak. Our findings provide recommendations on areas of improvement and help to answer “what if” questions. Learn more.

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IEM uses public outreach and information sharing to help keep communities educated about the fight against Zika. We provide public affairs services that will build positive relationships between government and the people, enabling everyone to work together to eradicate this disease. Learn more.

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As Zika funding becomes available, IEM can assist all levels of government (federal, state, local) with the entire lifecycle process of managing grant resources, provide accountability for performance outputs, and maximize the benefits of program funds. Learn more.

Additional Resources

IEM Zika Perspective

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CBS’s 60 Minutes Features
the Fight Against Zika

On CBS’s 60 Minutes the country’s top scientists talk about the fight against Zika and the U.S. government’s efforts to control it.  IEM scientist, Dr. Jenn Kruk, comments on the lack of attention and general dismissal the virus gets from the majority of people who aren’t directly impacted. Read more.


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Dr. Rashid Chotani answers the question "Why is Zika spreading so rapidly, and why now?" in blog post in the Zika series, "Is Zika Here to Stay?" Read now.


 Additional Zika Perspectives

Zika Classified as an STD: What You Need to Know (November 2, 2016)

Hurricane Matthew’s Potential Impact on the Spread of Zika (October 19, 2016)

Zika: Protecting Yourself Protects Those Around You (October 7, 2016)

All Mosquitos Are Not The Same When It Comes To Zika (Sept 23, 2016)

Zika and the Brain: A Public Health Game Changer (Sept 16, 2016)

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IEM is providing this website for informational purposes only.  Information regarding Zika is evolving rapidly.  Accordingly, you should not use this website as a substitute for professional advice provided by a qualified healthcare provider. IEM encourages you to consult with a physician if you have specific questions about the Zika virus or its potential effect on you.