Preventing Transmission of Zika Virus in Labor and Delivery Settings Through Implementation of Standard Precautions — United States, 2016

March 22, 2016 at 3:50 pm

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65(Early Release)

Christine K. Olson, MD; Martha Iwamoto, MD; Kiran M. Perkins, MD; et al.

Although there are no reports of transmission of Zika virus from infected patients to health care personnel or other patients, minimizing exposures to body fluids is important.

Because of the potential for exposure to large volumes of body fluids during the labor and delivery process and the sometimes unpredictable and fast-paced nature of obstetrical care, the use of Standard Precautions in these settings is essential to prevent possible transmission of Zika virus from patients to health care personnel.

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Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, CONSENSOS, Epidemiología, FIEBRE en el POST-VIAJE, FIEBRE y RASH, GUIDELINES, Health Care-Associated Infections, Infecciones del SNC, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones en embarzadas, Infecciones virales, Metodos diagnosticos, Sepsis, Update, Zoonosis. Tags: .

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