The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has issued updated guidelines for women in relation to Zika Virus spread.
Summary of Updated Guidance:
- Antibody testing for Zika virus is now recommended for all pregnant women who have traveled to an affected area regardless of the presence of clinical illness.
- Antibody testing for Zika virus is now recommended for all pregnant women living in an affected area regardless of the presence of clinical illness
- Health care providers should discuss reproductive life plans, including pregnancy intention and timing, with women of reproductive age in the context of the potential risks associated with Zika virus infection.
- Women of reproductive age with current or previous laboratory-confirmed Zika virus infection should be counseled that there currently is no evidence that prior Zika virus infection poses a risk of birth defects in future pregnancies.
CDC issued updated practice advisory which reiterates the prevention strategies to minimize exposure to Zika and summarizes the current guidance for management of pregnant women who have been exposed. Click here to access updated Interim Guidelines.
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