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CDC Deactivates Emergency Operations Center for Zika

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sept. 29 deactivated its emergency response to Zika virus and transitioned its efforts to normal program operations.

CDC activated its emergency operations center (EOC) in January 2016 to respond to the effects of the virus, which is particularly harmful when contracted during pregnancy. The Zika Coordination and Operations Transition Team will lead the transition to routine agency activities.

CDC said zika remains a public health threat, and the agency will continue providing resources and support for providers treating patients at risk of contracting or spreading the virus.

America’s Essential Hospitals has established a resource page dedicated to this public health threat. Visit this page regularly for new and updated information.

Contact Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with questions.


About the Author

Rachel Schwartz is a former policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

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