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Zika Virus

This guide provides links to quality biomedical information sources related about the Zika virus. It is for clinicians, epidemiologists, and specialists in infection control and disease prevention.

What's new in PubMed?

Click here for PubMed articles related to Zika Virus or Zika Virus Infection. Below are highlights of recent articles.

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US Department of Health and Human Services

Zika Virus Health Information Resources

This page links to U.S. Federal Agencies and International Organizations pages, non-U.S. Governmental sites, Situation Reports and a number of free resources from publishers for medical responders. Links to detailed information on Genome, Sequences and Virus Variation, Laboratory Detection and Diagnosis, Epidemiology and multi-language resources make this page invaluable.  One of the strengths of this site is its emphasis on international, global coverage of the Zika virus as understanding of the virus develops.

Recent News from CIDRAP (Zika)

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Two main Zika threads include:
1) Recent News and 2) Resources & Literature.

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Search the Library's catalog for all eBooks related to infectious disease. Limit by date for most recent.

NYU Providers/Clinicians

The Department of Infection Prevention and Control has created an internal resource page on Zika Virus. Please check here for the latest information to guide providers as well as Zika awareness poster downloads for patient care areas.

Databases and Specialized Tools

BMJ - Zika Virus Resources

A collection of free resources from across BMJ and elsewhere to inform clinicians and help answer patient questions.


GIDEON is a global infectious disease database with an extensive collection of images, geographical distribution, information about outbreaks and more.

The Lancet Zika Virus Resource Centre

This special report offers free access to researchers, policy makers, and health workers in understanding the effects of the outbreak and how best to respond. 


UpToDate is an evidence-based point-of-care tool.  Search for "zika" to find clinical summaries for different patient populations, epidemiology information and more.

CDC: Countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Last updated: February 3, 2016

News Headlines - from NY Times