Some information on this page is duplicated from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Zika Virus web page accessed 8/9/16.
Zika Virus and Pregnancy
- Zika primarily spreads through infected mosquitos. You can also get Zika through sex.
- The best way to prevent Zika is to prevent mosquito bites.
- Zika is linked to birth defects.
- Pregnant women should not travel to areas with Zika.
- Returning travelers infected with Zika can spread the virus through mosquito bites.
Zika Virus Links
Zika Virus | CDC
Zika Virus | Florida Department of Health
Zika Virus Resource Summary for Ob-Gyns and Health Care Providers | ACOG
Steps to Prevent Bug Bites | CDC
Zika and Sexual Transmission | CDC
Zika Travel Information | CDC
Travel Health Notices | CDC
Providing Family Planning Care for Non-Pregnant Women and Men of Reproductive Age in the Context of Zika: A Toolkit for Healthcare Providers | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs
Zika Virus Publications and Press Releases
Protecting Children in Areas with Zika – December 6, 2016
Advice for people living in or traveling to South Florida – November 22, 2016
CDC Health Advisory #396: CDC Updates Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related to the Ongoing Investigation of Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade County, Florida – September 20, 2016
Zika Virus: What Pediatricians Need to Know – September 1, 2016
Zika Fever: Information for Clinicians – August 23, 2016
Zika Fever: Information for Obstetricians – August 23, 2016
Microcephaly Isn’t the Only Threat Zika Virus Poses to Newborns – August 9, 2016
CDC Health Advisory #393: CDC Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related to the Investigation for Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Florida – August 1, 2016
Department of Health Responds to Local Zika Cases – July 29, 2016
ACOG Letter to Prenatal Providers 7-22-16: Zika Virus – July 22, 2016
Zika Fever: Information for Clinicians – July 21, 2016
Zika Fever: Information for Providers of Obstetrical Health Care – July 21, 2016
CDC Zika Prevention Kit for Pregnant Women – March 31, 2016
Zika Fever Sample Submission Guidance for County Health Departments – January 20, 2016