Zika Update: Sexual Transmission Is More Common Than First Thought
Use resources to talk with patients about protection against virus
With evidence that sexual transmission of Zika virus has occurred, public health officials are moving quickly to inform the public and educate healthcare professionals on disease prevention.
- The World Health Organization has updated its guidance, recommending that couples or women planning pregnancy who live in or are returning from Zika-affected areas wait at least eight weeks before trying to conceive to ensure the virus has cleared their bodies.
- The Cdc Has Changed Its Reporting System. The New System Includes Pregnancy Data From Two Enhanced Surveillance Systems — The U.s. Zika Pregnancy Registry And The Puerto Rico Active Surveillance System — Both Of Which Include Pregnant Women With Any Laboratory Evidence Of Possible Zika Virus Infection With Or Without Symptoms.
With evidence that sexual transmission of the Zika virus has occurred, public health officials are moving quickly to inform the public and educate healthcare professionals on disease prevention.
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