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Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
Right now the CDC does not have specific guidelines for screening for Zika virus in the ER. They do, however, recommend offering "serologic testing to asymptomatic pregnant women (women who do not report clinical illness consistent with Zika virus disease) who have traveled to areas with ongoing transmission of Zika virus." []

Also, "Testing for Zika virus infection is recommended for infants born to women who traveled to or resided in an area with ongoing Zika virus transmission during pregnancy who were 1) diagnosed with microcephaly or intracranial calcifications detected prenatally or at birth, or 2) who have mothers with positive or inconclusive test results for Zika virus infection." []

Look for specific policies and procedures at your hospital and please follow the CDC and WHO for further information and guidance.
2/11/2016 10:40:25 PM

Cindy Olvera
Do you suggest a screening tool for the ER's for Zika Virus?
2/11/2016 2:08:38 PM

Andrew Mallo
2/6/2016 4:55:26 PM