Provisional considerations for the care of pregnant women in settings with high Zika virus circulation: document for health care professionals

by Bremen De Mucio and Magdalena Bonasso
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), June 2016

31 pp. 2.0 MB

Given the introduction of this new virus in the Americas and its potential association with microcephaly and other abnormalities, this document presents provisional considerations on Zika virus infection in pregnant women. The aim of this document is to provide health care professionals in charge of the care of pregnant women with updated information based on the best evidence available for the prevention of infection, timely diagnosis, suggested therapy and monitoring of pregnant women, and notification of cases to the competent health authorities.

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