The Tennessee Department of Health alerts people traveling to countries with ongoing Zika virus transmission to protect themselves during travel and when returning to Tennessee. Zika virus is spread primarily through bites from infected mosquitoes. Currently there is no vaccine to prevent Zika virus disease and no specific medicine to treat it. The disease is typically mild but can be severe in some cases and pregnant women.
CDC Launches EOC Watch Desk for Zika-related Clinical Inquiries
CDC is providing support for state, local, tribal, and territorial authorities and healthcare providers during the 2016 Zika virus response. While CDC guidance documents are available online at http://www.cdc.gov/zika , CDC also has staff available to help interpret and apply the guidelines to individual patient care settings, including inquiries related to pregnant women and infants. To reach this service, email ZikaMCH@cdc.gov or call the EOC Watch Desk (24/7) at 770-488-7100.