ACOG and SMFM have issued an UPDATE to the Practice Advisory on the Zika virus issued on January 21, 2016. This update includes updated guidance for management of pregnant women and new guidance for women of reproductive age based on CDC’s updated MMWR dated February 5, 2016.
ACOG encourages providers to contact state health departments for local direction on handling specimens for testing. Please see a list of State Health Department Contacts here.
Additional resources include CDC’s Interim Guidelines for the Evaluation and Testing of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection, Questions and Answers for Healthcare Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure, Questions and Answers: Zika and Sexual Transmission, and CDC’s new Zika virus microsite which is syndicated and will automatically update should you post on your own website.
These and other links found on ACOG and CDC’s websites are helpful resources, and may be beneficial to post on your practice website as resources for patients.