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Zika Virus - For Health Care Providers

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Published on July 06, 2017. Last modified on July 06, 2017

This page is currently under construction.  In the meantime, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) provider website for the most up-to-date guidance on caring for individuals with Zika symptoms, pregnant women who have traveled to Zika-affected areas, and infants born to mothers exposed to the Zika virus.  

Health care providers are encouraged to counsel their pregnant patients to avoid travel to Zika affected areas.  A map of areas affected by Zika can be found on the CDC's website.

Screening guidelines for health care providers caring for pregnant women who have traveled to a Zika affected area are available.  The Monterey County Health Department recommends that providers caring for asymptomatic pregnant women with possible exposure to Zika virus utilize commercial laboratories for testing (e.g., Lab Corp and Quest).  The Monterey County Health Department currently only has resources to facilitate screening of symptomatic individuals (pregnant and not pregnant).  Please call 831-755-4521 for assistance with screening symptomatic patients. 

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