Zika Virus 101

04/22/16 By Jill Tilton

CDC and OSHA Issue Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus

 

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued new guidance and information for protecting workers from occupational exposure to Zika virus.• Interim guidance for outdoor workers, healthcare and laboratory workers, mosquito control workers, and business travelers to protect against occupational exposure to Zika virus.

  • Interim guidance and recommendations for employers to use to protect their workers
  • Interim guidance and recommendations for workers to consider to protect themselves from mosquito bites and exposure to an infected person’s blood or other body fluids CDC will continue to update this guidance as new information related to Zika virus transmission and related health effects becomes available, based on the accumulating evidence, expert opinion, and knowledge about the risk associated with other viral infections.

Please visitThe CDC Website for the most updated maps showing the approximate and potential locations of the two species of mosquitoes that are associated with Zika transmission.

To learn more visit the CDC website for further detail or view the CDC and OSHA Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure Fact Sheet more information.