We are very pleased to report that professional organizations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) no longer recommend Zika testing for asymptomatic pregnant women with possible Zika exposure that is not ongoing. “Ongoing” is defined as currently living in or frequent travel (e.g., daily or weekly) to areas with Zika virus transmission.
We, however, still want to remind everybody to protect themselves and loved ones from mosquito bites and sexual transmission of Zika. Please visit the CDC’s Travel Information page to learn what should be known before, during and after travel to areas with potential Zika transmission.
This is a part of the November 2017 CHR VOICE.