There is a growing outbreak of a mosquito-borne virus called Zika virus. Zika is primarily transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes and infection of a pregnant mother has been associated with birth defects. Outbreaks of Zika have occurred in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas.
Recognizing the importance of this public health emergency after the severe outbreak in Brazil, ASM has compiled a list of informational resources available from the Society and other sources on the disease. This list will be updated as new material becomes available.
ASM Zika Virus Resources
ASM Actions on Zika
Follow ASM's latest actions in response to Zika virus.
ASM Journal Articles on Zika Virus
Journal article published by the ASM on Zika virus. No subscription required.
This Week in Virology
Virologists explores the biology and recent outbreaks of Zika virus.
June 1, 2016 | Washington, DC
Other Zika Virus Resources
A new video from CDC featuring Dr. Anne Schuchat: Zika Virus 101
In the News:
- ABC News: Congress Passes Spending Bill to Prevent Government Shutdown, Fight Zika
- Global News: Zika not only virus of concern to travelers
- The Atlantic: Anti-Vaxxers Aren't Stupid: Doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and the government have a lot of power over children's lives. That can make parents act irrationally
To contact an ASM member about Zika virus, please email:
Michael Diamond, M.D., Ph.D.
Head, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Development
Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs
Washington University School of Medicine