Zika Virus Infection

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

  1. Zika primarily spreads through infected mosquitos. You can also get Zika through sex.
  2. The best way to prevent Zika is to prevent mosquito bites.
  3. Zika is linked to birth defects.
  4. Pregnant women should not travel to areas with Zika.
  5. 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
Congenital Zika Virus Infection | CDC
Steps to Prevent Bug Bites | CDC
Zika and Sexual Transmission | CDC
World Map of Areas with Risk of Zika | 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

 

Resource Guide for Clinicians: Zika Virus – June 9, 2017

Florida Department of Health Zika Process Maps: Linking Pregnant Women and Infants to Care – January 3, 2017

CDC Health Advisory #399: 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 Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas – December 14, 2016

Protecting Children in Areas with Zika – December 6, 2016

Description of 13 Infants Born During October 2015–January 2016 With Congenital Zika Virus Infection Without Microcephaly at Birth — Brazil – December 2, 2016

Media Statement: CDC updates guidance for Little River (FL) area with active Zika transmission – December 2, 2016

Advice for people living in or traveling to South Florida – November 22, 2016

CDC Health Advisory #398: CDC Updates Guidance for Pregnant Women and Women and Men of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related to the Ongoing Investigation of Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade County, Florida – October 19, 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

Zika infection may affect adult brain cells, suggesting risk may not be limited to pregnant women – August 18, 2016

Microcephaly Isn’t the Only Threat Zika Virus Poses to Newborns – August 9, 2016

Gov. Scott: Florida Calls on CDC to Activate Emergency Response Team Following Confirmed Mosquito-Borne Transmissions – August 1, 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

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure – United States 2016 – April 1, 2016

CDC Zika Prevention Kit for Pregnant Women – March 31, 2016

CDC Health Advisory #388: Update: Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016 – February 23, 2016

FDA issues recommendations to reduce the risk for Zika virus blood transmission in the United States – February 16, 2016

Zika Fever Sample Submission Guidance for County Health Departments – January 20, 2016

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Interim Guidelines for Pregnant Women During a Zika Virus Outbreak — United States, 2016 – January 19, 2016

CDC issues interim travel guidance related to Zika virus for 14 Countries and Territories in Central and South America and the Caribbean – January 15, 2016

CDC Health Advisory #385: Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Zika Virus Infections in Travelers Returning from Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico – January 15, 2016

Mosquito Bite Protection for Overseas Travelers | Florida Department of Health – January 2016

Prevencion de Picaduras de Mosquitos para Viajeros Internacionales | Florida Department of Health – January 2016