Zika Virus Disease Updated Advisory

Zika virus transmission continues in Latin America, the Caribbean, Oceania/Pacific Islands and Cape Verde in Africa. New information on Zika infection continues to emerge and guidelines for Zika virus testing have been revised, including specific revisions for testing in pregnant woman. This health advisory summarizes key updates since the last Zika health advisory on 1/29/16 and includes new information and guidance for Zika virus testing in Alameda County. In California, six travel-associated Zika cases were reported between 2013 and 2015. On 2/9/16, ACPHD confirmed an Alameda County resident has preliminarily tested positive for the Zika virus. The person was infected with Zika virus while traveling in a Zika-affected country. Health care providers should consider testing for Zika virus infection in persons with a compatible clinical illness and pregnant women with recent travel to affected areas.

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