Clinician Guidance

Clinician Guidance

General Guidance

Pregnant Women

  • Congenital Infection can occur at any time during pregnancy and in the 8 weeks prior to conception, which can lead to Congenital Zika Syndrome.
  • Pregnant women should be encouraged not to travel to areas with risk of Zika Virus transmission.
  • Currently, there is no evidence suggesting past Zika virus infection poses increased risk of birth defects for subsequent pregnancies once the virus has completely cleared a woman’s body.
  • Although Zika virus has been detected in breast milk, transmission of Zika virus infection through breastfeeding has not been documented. CDC encourages mothers infected with Zika to continue breastfeeding.

Infants & Children

For Obstetric Health Care Providers

For Pediatric Health Care Providers

Infection Control

Blood Safety


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