EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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.