Zika Resources

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that has previously caused outbreaks of mild disease across Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Because of new concern about an association between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and microcephaly, a congenital brain deformity, a Center for Disease Control (CDC) Travel Alert recommends that pregnant women and those who may become pregnant avoid unnecessary travel to the regions listed or take special precautions. The Department of State’s Office of Medical Services (MED) will offer all pregnant employees and eligible family members under Chief of Mission authority and deployed to any of the countries identified in the CDC Travel Alert the opportunity for early medical evacuation from post.

Below is a growing list of resources from a variety of sources. Check back often for updates as more information becomes available.


If You're Posted Overseas
MED advises all concerned employees and eligible family members currently serving in, or anticipating traveling to the affected areas consult with their Health Unit providers at post.

If You're on a Domestic Assignment 
Employeees and family members on domestic assignments should contact the MED Travel Health and Immunization Clinic in Washington at medtravelclinic@state.gov.

U.S. Department of State Office of Medical Services Resources

CDC Resources

The CDC’s Zika Virus webpage includes information on: