HHS Declares a Public Health Emergency in Puerto Rico in Response to Zika Outbreak

At the request of Governor Alejandro García Padilla, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today declared a public health emergency for Puerto Rico, signaling that the current spread of Zika virus poses a significant threat to public health in the Commonwealth relating to pregnant women and children born to pregnant women with Zika. Learn more on Zika including CDC Zika updates and HHS news.

Release Date: 
Friday, August 12, 2016