New Zika recs expand congenital syndrome, fine-tune testing, sex guidance

July 25, 2016 11:13 PM

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New Zika recs expand congenital syndrome, fine-tune testing, sex guidance

New findings on Zika virus have led to new updates, including an expanded definition of Zika congenital syndrome from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and revised guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on testing pregnant women and preventing sexual transmission.

In a press release today, the CDC said its two guidance updates are based on growing evidence, expert opinion, and knowledge about the risks linked to other viral infections. It detailed the two updates in separate early Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report articles.

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