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 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.

@ASM ConferenceSpecial President's Edition on What Does the Biology of Flaviviruses Tell Us About Zika: The Importance of Fundamental Virus Biology

June 1, 2016 | Washington, DC

ASM Press resources:

Open-access chapter on Zika virus from Emerging Infections

Media Advisory: Congress Passes Resolution Allowing for Zika Funding


Other Zika Virus Resources

Upcoming Webinar on Updated CDC Zika Laboratory Testing Guidance

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

FACT SHEET: Preparing for and Responding to the Zika Virus at Home and Abroad

National Science Foundation issues call for Zika virus proposals

Notes from the Field: Evidence of Zika Virus Infection in Brain and Placental Tissues from Two Congenitally Infected Newborns and Two Fetal Losses — Brazil, 2015

FDA issues recommendations to reduce the risk for Zika virus blood transmission in the United States

Recommendations for Donor Screening, Deferral, and Product Management to Reduce the Risk of Transfusion-Transmission of Zika Virus

A new video from CDC featuring Dr. Anne Schuchat: Zika Virus 101

Zika: Strategic Response Framework & Joint Operations Plan


In the News:


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)