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For Healthcare Providers


  • Zika virus disease is a nationally notifiable condition. Healthcare providers should report suspected Zika virus disease cases to their state, local, or territorial health department to facilitate diagnosis and mitigate risk of local transmission.
  • CDC recommends that pregnant women should not travel to areas with risk of Zika. Pregnant women with Zika symptoms and with possible exposure to Zika virus should be tested for Zika virus infection. Pregnant women with no Zika symptoms but who have ongoing Zika exposure should be offered Zika testing.
  • Women and their partners should plan their pregnancies in the context of the Zika outbreak. Healthcare providers should discuss reproductive life plans, including pregnancy intentions and timing of pregnancy, with women of reproductive age.
  • Zika testing and evaluation for infants is based on the mother’s possible exposure to Zika virus during pregnancy.