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Zika Guidance for Schools

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 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed interim guidance for kindergarten through twelfth-grade district and school administrators for public health actions pertaining to Zika virus infection.

 The guidance is intended to address concerns about the risk for Zika virus infection in schools in the continental U.S. and Hawaii, provide information for planning school-related activities, and recommend concrete actions that can be taken -- in consultation with local public health authorities and government officials -- to reduce the potential risk for Zika virus transmission on school premises and among students.

 The guidance supplies a general overview of the potential roles and responsibilities of public health authorities and school officials, describes prevention measures that schools can take to reduce mosquito exposure, and shares information on responding to a case of travel-associated Zika virus infection or confirmed local mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus.

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