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|Executive Orders and Emergency Declarations for the West Nile Virus: Applying Lessons from Past Outbreaks to Zika. A brief analysis of select uses of local, state, and federal executive powers to combat the West Nile virus. Examining the use of executive powers to address the West Nile virus can inform actions taken to address the threats posed by other mosquito-borne diseases, such as the Zika virus.|
Zika Virus Microsite. CDC has created the Zika Virus Microsite, an easily embeddable collection of Zika virus information about developments in the current outbreak, including prevention, symptoms, treatment, and materials for travelers and pregnant women.
Prevention Status Reports. CDC has just released the latest Prevention Status Reports, which highlight the status of state-level policies and practices to address critical public health problems. Reports are available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia on the following 10 health topics: alcohol-related harms; food safety; healthcare-associated infections; heart disease and stroke; HIV; motor vehicle injuries; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; prescription drug overdose; teen pregnancy; and tobacco use. States are rated green, yellow, or red to reflect how well they are implementing each recommended policy or practice.