About Zika News

ZikaNews.com is an international publisher of research-based, fact-checked, news focused on the Zika Virus.

The Zika virus continues to spread in various countries around the world during 2019. In the USA, the states of California and Florida continue to report ‘travel-related’ Zika cases.

Additionally, the US territory of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Mexico are reporting locally-acquired Zika virus cases.

Zika is spread to humans most often from a bite of an infected mosquito. While most people infected with Zika will not have symptoms, a small subset will have life-changing health issues. 

Most importantly, the Zika virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her unborn child, which can cause certain birth defects, such as Microcephaly.

Unfortunately, there is not a preventive vaccine available for the Zika virus today.

Mission Statement

Publish ‘fact-checked’ information that consumers and healthcare providers can trust to make informed health decisions.

Overview

Zika News is an original publisher of news related to the Zika virus. ZikaNews.com is an owned and operated affiliate of the Precision Vax, LLC media network, which includes Precision Vaccinations and Vax-Before-Travel.

Zika News syndicates its news products to third-parties, and distributes its breaking news into social media channels, RSS feeds and various newsletter services.

Editorial Standards

ZikaNews supports these health news publishing criteria:

Newsletters

The weekly ZikaNews newsletter sent to your email address contains the latest vaccination information. Registration is free for this insightful publication. 

Social Media

ZikaNews syndicates its news articles into Facebook and Twitter, which you can easily "Like", "Share" or "Subscribe"

Editorial Independence

ZikaNews publishes news based on research from universities, government agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, the CDC, and the WHO.  These organizations have no influence on the published content.

Our news-gathering team is independent of commercial or political interests. We do not accept gifts, including paid travel, in order to avoid any conflict-of-interest or appearance thereof.

Our digital newsroom is insulated from any interaction with advertisers. We cite potential conflicts of interest on the same page as the published, relevant work.

We do not allow third-parties to "ghost-write" news articles. If you have any questions contact, please contact our publisher at [email protected].

Medical Advisory Team

The Medical Advisory Team works closely with our editorial team to ensure ZikaNews published content is accurate, actionable, and understandable. We seek diverse voices in our management and reporting staff. Here is our advisory board.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Robert Carlson, [email protected].

Fact-Checking

Our news organization commits its best efforts to publish accurate information. We stand by the information we publish, and if it’s not correct, we will change it as quickly as possible.

We take many steps to ensure accuracy, such as:

  • We investigate claims with skepticism; question assumptions; challenge conventional wisdom
  • We confirm information with subject-matter experts and seek to corroborate what sources tell us by talking with other informed people or consulting documents
  • We verify content, such as technical terms, stats, etc, against source documents or make clear who is providing the information. We may share relevant components of a story with a primary source or an outside expert to verify them

Diversity

Inclusiveness is at the heart of thinking and acting as journalists. The complex issues we face as a society require respect for different viewpoints. Race, class, generation, gender, and geography all affect point of view. Reflecting these differences in our reporting leads to better, more nuanced stories and a better-informed community.

Corrections Policy

If our digital audiences cannot trust us to get the small things right, how can they trust us on the big things?

We welcome feedback from our readers regarding the information that we publish. Our news organization is committed to telling readers when an error has been made, the magnitude of the error and the correct information, as quickly as possible. This commitment to transparency is applicable to small errors as well as large.  Please send any suggested changes to our President, [email protected].

Policies

  • This Privacy Policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.
  • Terms of Service: By using the PrecisionVaccinations.com website, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of Use, please do not use this site. All information on this site is provided "as-is" for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. You should consult with a medical professional if you have any questions about your health. The use of any information on this site is solely at your own risk. PrecisionVaccinations.com may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of this website means you accept all changes.
  • Corrections:  PV.com is committed to making clarifications to its content when appropriate. We take prompt action to edit even minor errors like spelling, grammar, or stylistic changes. Because style changes do not change the meaning of the content, those kinds of "style" changes will be updated on our site without notice.
  • Editorial:  We are committed to publishing information on various immunization topics.  We rely on you, our reader, to choose the information that is most appropriate for your needs. Information located on PV.com should not be used as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.
  • Advertising:  PV.com accepts advertising from third parties ("Advertisers"), which may include third party banners, badges, contextual advertising and content created or provided by an Advertiser (collectively referred to as "Advertisements" or "Advertising"). We have regularly sought sponsorships and advertisements from relevant commercial organizations, manufacturers, and other health leaders. These sponsorships, which are a form of advertising, enable us to provide you with our trusted content at no cost.

Ownership Structure

ZikaNews.com is owned by PrecisionVax, LLC, which is a woman-owned, news organization. Karen McClorey Hackett, the president of PrecisionVax is committed to transparency in our ownership structure and revenue sources. We are a private company, founded in 2016.

Revenue Sources

We produce our revenues from advertising. Our dominate advertiser is Google Adsense.

PrecisionVaccinations.com also has lead generation business agreements with GoodRx for discounts, Antidote clinical trials, Ulta Labs for diagnostic tests, and various healthcare providers for vaccine appointment requests.

As such, our editorial team has no relationship, nor communications, with any advertiser. If you have any questions please contact [email protected].

Comments and Concerns

We believe that public feedback is not a one-way street. Instead, we are committed to engaging with you and taking action based on your suggestions, complaints and other feedback.

We will respond to your request within two business days. Please send an email to [email protected].

Thank you,

Karen Hackett

President