Zika Virus Resources

zika infographicThere 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

CDC Health Advisory

CDC Zika Virus Website

CDC Travel Health Notice 

WHO Zika Virus Response

PAHO/WHO Zika Virus Epidemiological Alerts and Updates

Zika Virus in the Americas - Yet Another Arbovirus Threat

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing: Zika Virus Travel Alert

NIAID grants available to develop rapid Zika tests and basic virology

Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016


To contact an ASM member about Zika virus, please email:

Michael Diamond, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Medicine

Head, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Development

Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs

Washington University School of Medicine














































(Image: PAHO/WHO)

President's Bimonthly Newsletter

Communications Resources