Preparedness for Zika Virus Disease — New York City 2016
Madad, S., Masci, J., Cagliuso, N., and Allen, M. (2016). Preparedness for Zika Virus Disease — New York City, 2016. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly. 65(7):182-187.
The authors share how NYC Health + Hospitals built upon a framework that was established in 2014 to screen patients for possible exposure to Ebola virus disease to create and implement a Zika Preparedness and Response Action Plan. The plan--which can be replicated by other healthcare systems-- includes universal travel screening, signage depicting areas with active Zika virus transmission, evaluation for possible Zika virus exposure, diagnostic testing and linking of infected patients to appropriate specialists, and education on Zika virus disease and preventive measures.