Zika Virus: AAP Resources to Assist Clinicians and Families

zikaWith the number of people getting diseases transmitted by mosquitos increasing in recent years, pediatric clinicians need to stay up-to-date on the latest guidance and resources related to the Zika virus. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a comprehensive Zika virus resource page that includes key information for pediatricians.

Clinicians and parents will need psychosocial support when facing a child born with congenital Zika virus syndrome. In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the AAP produced 2 videos and accompanying handouts for families and providers caring for a child with possible or confirmed congenital Zika virus syndrome. These resources are available on the AAP Zika Virus: Psychosocial Support Videos Web page.

Parents still have questions about Zika. The AAP and ZERO TO THREE collaborated to develop 30-second videos describing the importance of talking to your doctor about Zika if you’re pregnant and the need to avoid travel to areas affected by the Zika virus if you’re pregnant or considering pregnancy. If parents have questions regarding travel or Zika in general, clinicians can direct them toward these videos, an infographic, info cards, and the AAP HealthyChildren.org Web page, Zika Virus: What Parents Need to Know.

Please email DisasterReady@aap.org with any questions.