New Web Resources on Zika for Parents and Health Care Providers Now Available

CDC has published new Web resources on Zika for parents and health care providers. Below, please find the new items. Feel free to share these with your members and colleagues.

  • NEW Web resource “For Parents: Roadmap for Parents of Babies with Congenital Zika Syndrome : Babies with congenital Zika syndrome may experience different health problems as they develop, but it’s difficult to know how Zika virus infection will affect each baby. This newly developed roadmap is designed as a guide to help parents of babies with birth defects related to congenital Zika infection navigate the series of screenings and tests recommended during their baby’s first year of life. By using this roadmap, parents can actively keep track of their baby’s medical appointments and stay in tune with their healthcare needs.
  • NEW Web resource “For Parents: Roadmap for Parents of Babies Infected with Zika Before Birth Who Appear Healthy: This roadmap is meant to help parents whose babies were infected with Zika before birth and appear healthy with navigating the series of screenings and tests recommended during their baby’s first year of life. By using this roadmap, parents can actively keep track of their baby’s medical appointments and healthcare needs and help ensure that they receive the care they need.
  • NEW Web resource “Implementing CDC Guidance for Infant Neuroimaging and Infant and Placental Zika Virus Testing: This job aid is now available to assist healthcare providers with implementing CDC guidance for infant neuroimaging and infant and placental Zika virus testing. The tool organizes CDC recommendations for evaluating infants with possible congenital Zika exposure by maternal Zika virus exposure status and maternal laboratory test results.  CDC is committed to providing recommendations based on the most current evidence, and will update this tool as new information becomes available. Visit CDC’s Healthcare Providers page to easily print and download.
  • UPDATED Web resource “Travel Counseling Guide: This tool, meant to counsel travelers who are considering travel to areas with risk of Zika, has been updated to reflect CDC’s new travel guidance. This guide provides recommendations for providers counseling women and men of reproductive age who are considering travel to areas with risk of Zika. This material includes recommendations from CDC’s interim guidance and talking points to cover while discussing recommendations.
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