Monday, March 28, 2016

Zika update: algorithms, registry, updated CDC guidelines

New Zika resources from the CDC:

US Zika Pregnancy Registry: 

  • CDC and state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments request that healthcare providers participate in the US Zika Pregnancy Registry by:
    • 1. Reporting cases of pregnant women with laboratory evidence of Zika virus to their state, tribal, local, or territorial health department.
    • 2. Collecting pertinent clinical information about pregnant women and their infants on the Pregnancy and Zika Virus Disease Surveillance forms.
    • 3. Providing the information to state, tribal, local or territorial health departments or directly to CDC Registry staff if asked to do so by local health officials. 
    • 4. Notifying state, tribal, local, or territorial health department staff or CDC registry staff of adverse events (e.g., spontaneous abortion, termination of pregnancy). 
  • CDC testing algorithms for Zika virus infection: 
  • MMWR: Interim Guidance for Health-Care Providers Caring for Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, 2016 (Updated March 25, 2016):
    • CDC has updated its interim guidance for U.S. health-care providers caring for women of reproductive age with possible Zika virus exposure to include recommendations for counseling women and men with possible Zika virus exposure who are interested in conceiving. The updated guidelines also include recommendations for Zika virus testing and guidance for women residing along the US-Mexico Border
More information can be found on the Zika Subject guide from Matas Library.