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 toolCdc-pdf 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 cardCdc-pdf 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.
Patient Screening Tool
This screening tool can help clinicians identify possible maternal Zika exposure during pregnancy. Mothers of pediatric patients should complete this form in the waiting room.
Provider Screening Tool
Pediatric healthcare providers can use this tool to guide discussions with patients about Zika virus exposure during pregnancy and to determine if the infant is at risk for congenital Zika syndrome.
Clinical Summary Form
This form is intended to facilitate the sharing of information about possible Zika exposure between obstetric and pediatric providers. Obstetric healthcare providers should fill it out and send it to the pediatric healthcare provider for infants either 1) with clinical findings consistent with congenital Zika syndrome or 2) who were born to a mother with laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection.
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.