Public Health

AMA online Zika Virus Resource Center: Latest information for physicians


With global infection rates increasing rapidly, physicians should be prepared to handle possible cases of Zika virus and answer patients’ questions. No locally transmitted cases of the virus have been reported in the continental United States, but more than 30 cases have been confirmed in returning travelers.


Prepare your practice and your patients with resources developed by infectious disease experts and assembled by the AMA in one convenient location. 

Visit the AMA’s online Zika Virus Resource Center for information from the CDC and other public health groups. Resources cover:

  • Understanding the virus
  • Managing and reporting Zika virus infections
  • Caring for pregnant women during a Zika virus outbreak
  • Evaluating and testing infants

The resource center will be updated regularly to give you, your practice staff and your patients the most up-to-date information you need.