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CDC Releases Draft Zika Response Plan

CIDRAP News: CDC details its Zika response plan
“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [Tuesday] publicly unveiled a draft of its Zika response plan, which included tiered steps based on Aedes mosquito activity and illness levels in a given state…” (Schnirring, 6/14).

STAT: CDC preparing to deploy strike teams to limit spread of Zika
“…The 58-page plan outlines how the agency will respond to even a single suspected case of local transmission, which experts say could occur for the first time this summer as mosquitoes grow more active and expand their habitats. The CDC says it will update its plan if new information emerges about the virus’s possible spread…” (Joseph, 6/14).

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