To create a widget based on an interactive algorithm that provides tailored risk and prevention messages addressing the user’s personal situation including their country of residence,  sexual activity, travel plans and history.


IIU successfully developed the Know Your Zika Risk widget. We utilized the CDC widget framework which allows the widget to be embedded on any page by adding a few lines of HTML embed code. The widget framework also provides metrics tracking via SiteCatalyst. It is currently live on several CDC pages.


NCEZID contacted IIU to assist with development of a responsive web app to breakdown the CDC Zika guidance based on input from users regarding their country of residence, sexual activity, travel plans and history. This allows users to get recommendations specific to their own circumstances rather than having to read all of the guidance and determine what applies to them. NCEZID also wanted the web app to be able to be embedded on different pages to capture metrics.



Skills Involved

• Web development
• Adherence to section 508 requirements

Technology Used

• Bootstrap
• JavaScript
• jQuery
• CDC Widget Framework
• SiteCatalyst