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 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.
2016 ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting
(February 8-10, Arlington, VA)
Late-breaker session on "Zika Virus: A Pandemic in Progress" featuring Anthony Fauci, Director of NIAID.
Other Zika Virus Resources
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
- Press Releases
ASM Press Releases from the past three years.
- Meetings Information
Information on the major annual ASM meetings and Conferences.
- Journal Tipsheets
ASM Journal Tipsheets from the past three years.
- Education Reports
Review of Reports issued by ASM’s Education Department.
- President's Bimonthly Newsletter
Archive of past president's newsletters