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Zika Resources for Clinicians and Health Professionals

 
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Testing Guidance for Physicians

CDC recommends Zika virus testing for:

  • Anyone with possible Zika virus exposure* who has or recently experienced symptoms of Zika (fever, rash, headache, joint pain, conjunctivitis, muscle pain).
  • Symptomatic pregnant women with possible Zika virus exposure
  • Asymptomatic pregnant women with ongoing (live in or frequently travel to an area with risk of Zika) possible Zika virus exposure
  • Pregnant women with possible Zika virus exposure who have a fetus with prenatal ultrasound findings consistent with congenital Zika virus infection

Zika testing may be considered (but is no longer routinely recommended) for: Asymptomatic pregnant women with recent possible but no ongoing exposure to Zika virus (i.e., travelers)

Zika virus testing is not recommended for:

  • Non-pregnant asymptomatic individuals
  • Preconception screening

*Possible exposure includes living in, traveling to, or having unprotected sex with someone who lives in or traveled to an area with risk of Zika.

Laboratory Testing

Physicians and Health Professionals

 
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Last reviewed on May 31, 2019
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