Zika Virus Infection Among U.S. Pregnant Travelers — August 2015–February 2016

February 26, 2016 at 9:44 pm

MMWR Early Release February 26, 2016 Vol. 65, Early Release

Dana Meaney-Delman, MD; Susan L. Hills, MBBS; Charnetta Williams, MD; et al.

On January 19, 2016, CDC released interim guidelines recommending pregnant women who had traveled to areas with ongoing local transmission of Zika virus and who had symptoms consistent with Zika virus disease be tested for Zika virus infection. These guidelines were updated and expanded on February 5 to offer Zika virus testing to all pregnant women with Zika virus exposure, regardless of presence of symptoms. As of February 17, 2016, nine pregnant travelers with Zika virus infection from the United States had been identified. No Zika virus–related hospitalizations or deaths were reported among pregnant women. Pregnancy outcomes among the nine confirmed cases included two early pregnancy losses, two elective terminations, and three live births (two apparently healthy infants and one infant with severe microcephaly); two pregnancies (18 weeks’ and 34 weeks’ gestation) are continuing without known complications.

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Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, FIEBRE en el POST-VIAJE, FIEBRE y RASH, Infecciones del SNC, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones en embarzadas, Infecciones virales, Medicina del viajero, Metodos diagnosticos, Sepsis, Update, Zoonosis. Tags: .

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