CDC Zika Virus Guidelines and Documents

Overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, manuals and documents for prevention, control, clinical handling for Zika virus. Please visit also the CDC and ECDC website to check for recent updates of the documents.

  Fact sheets and posters regarding Zika virus.
  Question and Answers: Zika virus infection and pregnancy.
  Pregnant? Read this before you travel.
  Information for pregnant women. Zika virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus and can cause a serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly in babies of women who had Zika virus while pregnant. Other problems have been detected among fetuses and infants infected with Zika virus before birth, such as absent or poorly developed brain structures, defects of the eye, hearing deficits, and impaired growth. CDC recommends special precautions for pregnant women.
  Information for women and their partners who are thinking about pregnancy. If you aren’t pregnant, but you’re thinking about having a baby, here’s what you can do. Women and their partners who are thinking about pregnancy should talk with their doctor or healthcare provider.
  Information for parents about Zika Virus. The primary way that infants and children get Zika is through bites of two types of mosquitoes. Birth defects, including microcephaly, and other pregnancy problems have been reported in babies born to women infected with Zika during pregnancy.
  Information on Zika and Sexual Transmission. Zika virus can be spread during sex by a man infected with Zika to his partners. In known cases of sexual transmission, the men had Zika symptoms. From these cases, we know the virus can be spread when the man has symptoms, before symptoms start, and after symptoms end. The virus can stay in semen longer than in blood.
  Information for Health Care Providers. Information on diagnostics, clinical evaluation and more tools.
  Instructions for sending diagnostic specimens to CDC’s Arbovirus Diagnostic Laboratory.
  Protection Against Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Insects and Arthropods: Details on products and practices to reduce your exposure to mosquitoes and other dangerous vectors