#ZikaChat Twitter Chat - September 29 @ 1 PM ET

Published Date: 
Fri, 2017-09-22

CDC and the Association and Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) will host a Twitter chat targeting healthcare professionals. The goal of this chat is to inform healthcare professionals of the latest information on Zika virus and to encourage clinicians to continue to raise awareness about the risk of Zika virus infection.

Update: Interim Guidance for Healthcare Providers Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-07-31

The CDC has updated the Interim Guidance for Healthcare Providers Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure--United States, July 2017

Updated Zika Web Resource

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-07-11

Implementing CDC Guidance for Infant Neuroimaging and Infant and Placental Zika Virus Testing”: This job aid has been updated to include information on infant death and pregnancy loss. It is available online to assist healthcare providers with implementing CDC guidance for infant neuroimaging and infant and placental Zika virus testing. Visit CDC’s Healthcare Providers page to easily print and download.

Reporting Outcomes for Pregnancies with Possible Zika virus infection

Published Date: 
Fri, 2017-06-23

Reporting outcomes from pregnancies in the US territories

CDC has resumed reporting outcomes for pregnancies with laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection in the US territories and freely associated states. The data are from the Zika Pregnancy and Infant Registries, which include all US states, territories, and freely associated states.

Measures Taken to Prevent Zika virus Infection during Pregnancy among Women with a Recent Live Birth - Puerto Rico, 2016

Published Date: 
Fri, 2017-06-09

In a new CDC article, scientists in Puerto Rico describe behaviors and experiences related to Zika virus prevention during pregnancy among women in Puerto Rico who were pregnant during the Zika virus outbreak. These findings could inform prevention messaging and interventions for pregnant women who may be exposed to Zika virus in Puerto Rico. Read the article here

Guidance for Areas with Previous Zika Cautionary Designation

Published Date: 
Fri, 2017-06-02

The CDC has lifted the Zika cautionary (yellow) area designation in Miami-Daede County. This means that the criteria identified in the CDC's Zika Interim Response Plan had been met: more than three mosquito incubation periods (45 days) passed with no additional confirmed local transmission cases and no suspected local tranmission cases under investigation with enhanced surveillance in place. There are no longer any travel recommendations related to Zika virus for Miami-Dade County. 

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. 


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