Zika Virus Updates

visit ACOG.org/Zika for the latest on Zika from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

ACOG Practice Advisory

View the most recent ACOG and SMFM issues Practice Advisory on Zika Virus.

ACOG Zika Virus Resources

Visit ACOG.org/zika for up-to-date information on Zika Virus, including:

Videos and webinars:


Visit ACOG's The LARC Program webpage as a resource for LARC-related information regarding Zika Virus. Watch the ACOG LARC webinar, Biting Back: Contraception and Zika Prevention on demand.

CDC Resources

CDC Zika Website

CDC Zika Pregnancy Hotline for Healthcare Providers

Ob-gyns can contact the CDC Zika Pregnancy Hotline at 770-488-7100 or email ZikaPregnancy@cdc.gov for any concerns related to clinical management or the US Zika Pregnancy Registry

For more information please see CDC fact sheets and checklists on US Zika Pregnancy Registry for obstetric healthcare providers, Doctor's visit Checklist for Healthcare Providers and pregnant women

Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic Testing on CDC.gov

Zika virus disease can often be diagnosed by performing reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) on serum. Testing is performed at the CDC Arbovirus Diagnostic Laboratory and a few state health departments.

Contact your state health department for local direction on handling specimens for testing. To find your state contact refer to the Zika state contact list from CDC (members-only PDF).

US Zika Pregnancy Registry

The US Zika Pregnancy Registry has been established to track Zika virus infections that occur in pregnant women and the outcomes of those pregnancies. Obstetrician–gynecologists will need to report pregnant women with any laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection (positive or inconclusive test results) as well as any adverse outcomes to the state health department.

To better facilitate reporting, the CDC has provided a contact list (ACOG members only) of US Zika Pregnancy Registry contacts for each state.

CDC Reporting Data: Pregnant Women with Any Lab Evidence of Zika Virus Infection

Click Here For Cases in Pregnancy 

Click here For Pregnancy Outcomes

CDC Communication Toolkit – US Zika Pregnancy Registry Adverse Outcomes reporting


Resources for Pregnant Women

Provide the following links to your patients to learn more about Zika Virus, from a trusted source:

Zika Virus for Patients page on ACOG's Immunizationforwomen.org and

Zika Resources for Patients page on ACOG.org

The following links also provide information for patients regarding Zika Virus:

About Zika Virus and Microcephaly

 How to Prevent Mosquito Bites

Travel Information:


Updated 04/19/17

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