New Zika Resources for Parents

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-05-18

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released two new web resources for families impacted by Zika

Zika and Pregnancy: Protecting Babies, Protecting Yourself

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-05-17

Zika virus still remains to be a threat, but it can be prevented. 1,800 pregnant women throughout the U.S. with possible recent Zika infection have been reported to the US Zika Pregnancy Registry and about 1 in 10 pregnant women in 2016 with confirmed Zika have had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects. 30 to 40 new Zika cases in pregnant women are reported to the CDC each week and there is an expected increase as we head into the summer months. Guidance for pregnant women to prevent Zika includes:

Updated CDC Zika Interim Response Plan, Health Alert Network Advisory and New Resource

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-05-08

Updated CDC Zika Interim Response Plan: This document describes updated guidance and resources from the CDC for responding to cases of Zika virus infection in the continental United States and Hawaii. This guidance serves as a reference for public health decision-making and is targeted to state, local, and tribal jurisdictions, which are responsible for responding to Zika virus disease in their communities. 

Enhanced Epilepsy Surveillance and Awareness Encouraged in the Age of Zika

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-04-19

An article from JAMA Neurology, examines recent studies indicating that epilepsy and seizures have been reported in some infants with congenital Zika virus infection. Seizure symptoms are difficult to recognize in infants and young children, leading to the misdiagnosis or underreporting of cases of Zika virus-associated epilepsy.

Infections During Pregnancy - CDC Recent Publications

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-04-12

CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) has released recent publications regarding infections during pregnancy. These publications highlight Zika virus and biological threats. Recent publications include:

Learn How to Apply for Zika Field Support

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-04-11

Learn How to Apply for Zika Pregnancy and Birth Defects Field Support for Local Health Departments

CDC MMWR: Prevalence of Microcephaly and Other Birth Defects Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-03-02

A new article, Prevalence of Microcephaly and Other Birth Defects Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection — Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, 2013–2014, has been published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.  This report utilized data from three birth defects surveillance systems in the United States, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, from 2013 to 2014.

Get the Latest Information on Zika Virus with #ZAPzika Chat

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-01-25

On January 26th a collaboration between March of Dimes, CDC, and MotherToBaby are providing a #ZAPzika Twitter chat to address some of the frequently asked questions about Zika virus during pregnancy.

CDC Releases Preliminary Estimates of Birth Defects Following Zika Virus Infection in Pregnancy

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-01-03

In a report released by the Journal of the American Medical Association, CDC scientists estimate that 6 percent of completed pregnancies following Zika virus infection were affected by one or more birth defects potentially related to Zika virus infection during pregnancy. The report combined data from the continential United States and Hawaii. See more about the report here


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