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Clinician Resources for Infant Follow-up Care

Following CDC guidance for infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection can help to ensure that affected children receive the care they need. Use these resources when caring for infants born to mothers who had Zika virus infection during pregnancy.

Video: Caring for Infants Born to Mothers Who Had Zika During Pregnancy

In this Medscape video, CDC expert, Dr. Cynthia Moore, discusses CDC guidance for caring for infants with congenital Zika exposure.

Video: Measuring Infant Head Circumference

In this video, intended to help clinicians evaluate babies born to mothers infected with Zika virus, a demonstration is given on how to measure the head circumference of an infant. Measuring head circumference is a primary way to determine the presence of microcephaly.

Slideshow: Ocular Findings in Infants with Congenital Zika Infection

This Medscape slideshow illustrates the different types of ocular abnormalities seen in infants with congenital Zika virus infection.

Tools for Healthcare Providers

Evaluation and Management for Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Infection

This easy-to-use clinical tool summarizes CDC’s guidance for evaluating and managing infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy.

Zika Clinical Summary Card

This health card serves as a record of all Zika-related health information for pregnant women and new mothers who might have been exposed to Zika during pregnancy. It should be filled out by obstetric and pediatric healthcare providers, and given to the mother for safe-keeping. It can ensure that healthcare providers encountering both mother and baby are aware of their Zika-related medical history.

Roadmap for Parents

Care Roadmaps

These roadmaps describe the follow-up care needed, and can facilitate conversations about screening and testing as the babies grow. They also encourage parent participation in their child’s care.