Explore Zika Risk Factors
Travel health notices have been distributed to inform travelers about the current health issues relating to specific destinations. The following factors may affect travelers’ health and determine the level of risk in certain areas:
- Precipitation and rainfall
- Human travel patterns and more
IEM's interactive maps allow you to explore the different factors that affect Zika transmission.For optimal viewing, we recommend using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, and maximizing your browser window before clicking below.
Explore Interactive Zika Maps
How IEM Can Help with Zika
At IEM, we are committed to building safe, secure, and resilient communities. Our epidemiologists, public health experts, emergency planners, GIS specialists, and public outreach specialists can assist federal, state, and local agencies in addressing the Zika outbreak. Read more about how IEM can help with Zika or click the icons below.
The Zika Virus
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.
Zika Classified as an STD: What You Need to Know
Unlike other vector-borne diseases such as dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya, Zika can be spread through the traditional mosquito bite and through sexual transmission.
Zika: Protecting Yourself Protects Those around You
Understanding what makes Zika a public health issue will help people appreciate how their individual actions can help contain the spread of Zika.
All Mosquitoes are Not the Same When it Comes to Zika
By now, we all know that Zika virus can be spread to humans through pesky mosquito bites. But why should we care only about specific mosquitoes? Aren’t all mosquitoes the same?
Zika in the News
- Texas reports 2nd local transmission of Zika, this one in Cameron County – October 7 2017, Outbreak News Today
- FDA Approves Test to Screen Donated Blood for Zika – October 6 2017, U.S. News
- First human trial of DNA-based Zika vaccine shows promise – October 4 2017, CIDRAP
- CDC closes Zika emergency response center but warns that virus still a threat – September 29 2017, Miami Herald
- Single mutation tied to Zika's ability to cause microcephaly, GBS – September 28 2017, CIDRAP
- New US mosquito maps show potential hot spots for Zika, other diseases – September 21 2017, CIDRAP