Rate Of Miscarriage Far Higher Among Women Who Test Positive For Zika, Study Indicates. (website - 11/14/17)
Update: Interim Guidance for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection � United States, October 2017 (website)
HPV VACs Partners Newsletter - August/September 2017 (pdf)
CDC updates Zika testing guidance for pregnant women (website)
CDC recommends that pregnant women should not travel to areas with risk of Zika. This includes all areas with documented or likely Zika virus transmission (see WHO categories for more information). If a pregnant woman must travel to one of these areas, she should be counseled to strictly follow steps to avoid mosquito bites and prevent sexual transmission of Zika during and after the trip.
Pregnant women with Zika symptoms and with possible Zika exposure should be tested for Zika virus infection. Possible Zika exposure includes living in or having recently traveled to an area with documented or likely Zika virus transmission, or having had sex without a condom with a person who lives in or has traveled to an area with risk of Zika.
Pregnant women with no Zika symptoms but who have ongoing Zika exposure should be offered Zika testing. Testing is no longer routinely recommended for pregnant women with no Zika symptoms who have recent possible exposure to Zika but no ongoing exposure. However, testing should be considered using a shared decision-making model that includes pretest counseling, individualized risk assessment, clinical judgment, patient preferences, and the jurisdiction's recommendations.
Would-Be And Expectant Moms Urged To Stay Vigilant Against The Zika Virus. (website)
CDC Urges Physicians To Screen For Epilepsy In Infants Exposed To Zika In Utero. (website)
Certain Birth Defects May Be 20 Times More Likely For American Mothers Infected With Zika, Study Says. (website)
Scientists Probe Zika's Path to the Fetus (website)
One in 10 Pregnant Women With Zika in U.S. Have Babies With Birth Defects (website)
What should I do if I think I've been exposed?
- Are you pregnant?
- Are you a woman who is thinking about getting pregnant?
- Are you a man who is going to have unprotected sex with a woman who is pregnant or may become pregnant?
- If your answer to all of these questions is "no," there is arguably no reason for you to get tested. Only 20% people who contract the virus will even develop any symptoms, and those who do will experience only mild and short-lived discomfort.
- If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, however, you should contact your doctor about being tested for Zika.
Prolonged IgM Antibody Response in People Infected with Zika Virus: Implications for Interpreting Serologic Testing Results for Pregnant Women (website)
Zika Virus Infects 18 Pregnant Women In Texas (website)
ZIKAV update 12/15/16
HAN: Yellow alert 5 locally transmitted cases
CDC reports more than 4,000 Zika virus cases in the US (webpage)
2 more US infants born with Zika-related birth defects; 1,000+ pregnant women infected
AAP to use federal Zika funds to create network of trained providers (webpage)
A rapid review of personal protective measures for preventing Zika virus infection among pregnant women (pdf)
Vaginal Exposure to Zika Virus during Pregnancy Leads to Fetal Brain Infection (pdf)
Key Messages - Zika Virus Disease (pdf)
Doctor's Visit Checklist: For Pregnant Women Who Traveled to an Area with Zika (pdf)
Petition for Zika Research (website)
What Does Zika Virus Mean for the Children of the Americas? (pdf)
Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk (website)
Growing number of problems found in Brazilian babies affected by Zika (website)
For Zika-infected pregnancies, microcephaly risk may be as high as 13 percent (website)
CDC: 157 Pregnant Women In The U.S. Have Tested Positive For Zika (website)