Monitoring for Local Transmission of Zika Virus using Emergency Department Data

Description: 

The first travel-associated cases of Zika virus infection in New York City (NYC) were identified in January 2016. Local transmission of Zika virus from imported cases is possible due to presence of Aedes albopictus mosquitos. Timely detection of local Zika virus transmission could inform public health interventions and mitigate additional spread of illness. Daily emergency department (ED) visit surveillance to detect individual cases and spatio-temporal clusters of locally-acquired Zika virus disease was initiated in June 2016. 

Objective

Case and cluster identification of emergency department visits related to local transmission of Zika virus. 

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Original Publication Year: 
2016
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2016

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