Zika Response

Because it's Time to Put a stop to the Zika Virus.

Every state in the U.S. is now affected by Zika virus, with nearly 37,000 cases in U.S. territories and nearly 5,500 cases in the continental U.S. Experts believe at least 10,000 pregnant women and more than 100,000 people are infected in the U.S. and its territories. And this epidemic shows no signs of slowing down.

Zika can result from the bite of an infected mosquito, but this dangerous virus is also transmitted sexually or through blood transfusions. When a pregnant woman is infected, her baby is at serious risk for microcephaly (an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain), seizures, deafness, blindness, and a wide range of neurological and developmental abnormalities.

The Impact

Together we can control the spread of Zika and protect future generations who could be affected for the rest of their lives, including:

  • Enhance diagnostic capacities for children exposed to Zika and advance effective mosquito control strategies
  • Support Zika-affected babies and their families and training for NICU staff and healthcare workers
  • Promoting policies at the national level to prevent, mitigate, and address the spread of Zika virus and its health consequences
  • Create Zika prevention kits for pregnant women in U.S. territories

What You Can Do

  • Start a workplace giving campaign or include Zika Response in your current campaign
  • Pledge a gift or dedicated match to the cause
  • Involve your customers and community through cause marketing
  • Increase employee engagement by offering our resources to raise awareness, or volunteer