The CDC recommends using an EPA-registered insect repellent, which is proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Birth defects potentially related to Zika virus were identified in 6% of fetuses or infants of women included in the study.
Researchers examined prenatal evolution and perinatal outcomes in neonates with developmental abnormalities associated with Zika virus infections.
Healthcare professionals should be educated about the hallmark signs and symptoms of the Zika virus.
While Zika requires a strong public health response, it should be focused on states most likely to be impacted.
Between 75% and 80% of Zika virus infections are asymptomatic.
The CDC encourages all healthcare employers and employees to follow OSHA's guidelines for preventing occupational exposure to the Zika virus.
A report from the New England Journal of Medicine has confirmed that the Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other birth defects.
As Zika virus infections continue, the agency offers clinicians information on how to evaluate and manage suspected cases.
As the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreads throughout the Americas, the CDC has issued a series of interim guidelines for clinicians treating patients who may have been exposed.