byThomas R. Frieden, Anne Schuchat, Lyle R. Petersen
JAMA. Published online August 08, 2016
There is much left to learn about Zika, but no time to waste in scaling control efforts. The months ahead require urgent action in Puerto Rico, vigilance within southern parts of the United States where local transmission remains a risk, and continued caution among pregnant women, their partners, and health care professionals regarding travel and mosquito protection. An improved mechanism to respond to emergencies is also crucial, with bipartisan calls for an infectious disease rapid response fund to speed implementation of emergency response.