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Zika Testing & Prevention: Recommendations from the CDC

Date: 07/07/16

As Zika continues to be a global health concern, we want to ensure you are aware of the tools available to help you identify this virus and care for your patients. 

Refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the most up-to-date guidelines about the Zika virus. Please check their website for current recommended testing algorithms for patients who may be at risk. These include:

  • Pregnant women with a history of travel to an area with Zika
  • Pregnant women residing in an area with Zika
  • Infants whose mothers traveled to or resided in an area with Zika during pregnancy.

Additionally, we recently provided the CDC’s recommended Zika prevention guidelines to our members. Because these materials may prompt questions from patients, please review the following guidelines:

  • Zika: Pregnancy and Travel
  • Zika: Pregnancy and Living in an Area with Zika
  • Zika: Men with Pregnant Partners

The World Health Organization (WHO) has also created a free mobile app to provide information about Zika and its complications. Designed for healthcare providers, the app provides real-time info is available for download for IOS or Android.
Stay up to date with the latest Zika information by regularly referring to updated content posted on CDC.gov.