CDC Issues Zika-Virus Guidance for Docs With Pregnant Patients

 

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The officials recommend that doctors ask all their pregnant patients about recent travel and certain symptoms such as a sudden fever or a rash. If Zika virus infection is possible, doctors should have their patients tested for Zika virus disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The officials recommend that doctors ask all their pregnant patients about recent travel and certain symptomssuch as a sudden fever or a rash. If Zika virus infection is possible, doctors should have their patients tested for Zika virus disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued guidelines for doctors caring for pregnant women during the Zika outbreak, a. CDC Issues Zika-Virus Guidance for Docs With Pregnant Patients.

Among the recommendations: ask about recent travel to high-risk areas and symptoms such as sudden fever. Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. The new guidelines, first reported by Reuters, lay out recommendations for doctors whose pregnant patients have traveled to areas with Zika virus transmission.

They follow a travel advisory issued. Pretest Counseling. If Zika testing for a pregnant woman is indicated, healthcare providers should provide pretest counseling. Healthcare providers should.

Provide the patient with information on the complexity of Zika testing, including the following points: More than one Zika test may be required before a final result is determined. CDC collects information about Zika virus infection during pregnancy to understand its effects on pregnancies and babies, to educate healthcare providers, and to connect affected families to services. Work together with parents to identify health problems early.

Receiving recommended care and services can improve a child’s ability to learn new skills and overcome challenges. This video covers 5 tips for providers to help babies who are born to mothers exposed to Zika virus during pregnancy. Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause brain abnormalities, microcephaly, and other birth defects in exposed offspring ( 1,2 ). Although transmission of Zika virus primarily occurs through the bite of an infected mosquito, it can also be transmitted by having intercourse with an infected partner ( 3,4 ).

Pregnant women who have a fetus with prenatal ultrasound findings consistent with congenital Zika virus infection who live in or traveled to areas with a risk of Zika during her pregnancy: Zika virus NAAT and IgM testing should be performed on maternal serum and NAAT on maternal urine.

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• CDC maintainsa service to help physicians deal with a pregnant woman and infants exposed to the Zika virus: 1-800-CDC-INFO.

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Of the 6,157 suspected Zika specimens tested in the lab between November 2015 and April 2016,683 or 11% tested positive for Zika, including 65 symptomatic pregnant women; 17 (2%) of patients required hospitalization, including five (1%) with suspected Guillain–Barré syndrome” (Dirlikov et al., 2016, para.

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Update: interim guidance for health care providers caring for pregnant women with possible Zika virus exposure United States (including U.S. territories), July 2017.

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This outbreak has resulted in the FDA looking to give fast approval for a PCR-based assay, allowing more rapid testing in pregnant women, coupled with serology testing for both IgG and IgM antibodies to help diagnose potential Zika virus exposure and/or infection.

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Update: interim guidance for the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection— United States, October 2017.

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According to the recently revised CDC guidelines, prepregnancy care should include advice about routine influenza vaccination with the inactivated vaccine if the pregnancy occurs during the influenza season (CDC, 2007).

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Physicians who deliver an infant suspected of suffering the effects of maternal Zika virus infection should consult the CDC to discuss blood, placental, and umbilical cord sampling.

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If a pregnant patient has received a live virus vaccine in the 3 months before the pregnancy, she should be referred for counseling on the potential risks to the fetus.86 Comprehensive and specific guidelines for each vaccine are updated and posted on the CDC website (http://www.cdc. gov/vaccines/pubs/ACIP-list.htm).

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(From Petersen E et al: Update: interim guidelines for health care providers caring for pregnant women and women of reproductive age with possible Zika virus exposure—United States, 2016, MMWR 65(12):315-322, 2016, fig.

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References to CDC recommendations are also available for immunization in other specific situations: health-care personnel [162], special health conditions [163], pregnancy [164], and international travel [165].

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  • Why are the tests not being done? 1in 3.
    Only 1 in 3 babies had the recommended eye exam reported, among 1,450 babies at
    least one year old.