Essential Guidance for Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection (June 2018)

Zika Overview

Transmission & Risks (CDC)

Symptoms (CDC)

Locations of Zika Outbreaks and National Case Counts (CDC)

Zika Information Page for Healthcare Providers (CDC)

Resource Guide for Clinicians (CDC)

Zika in New Jersey

Questions? Click here to download the NJDOH Contact Information List for Healthcare Providers.

Testing in NJ: Requests for testing are to be made through the local health department (LDH)


Zika Reporting Requirements

US Zika Registry on Pregnancy and Infant Outcomes (CDC) –  To understand more about Zika virus infection, the CDC established this registry to collect information about pregnancy and infant outcomes following laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection during pregnancy. The data collected will provide more comprehensive information to complement notifiable disease case reporting and will be used to update recommendations for clinical care, to plan for services for pregnant women and families affected by Zika virus, and to improve prevention of Zika virus infection during pregnancy.

Zika Testing Guidance

Zika Testing: Collecting & Submitting Specimens at Time of Birth (CDC)

Zika Delivery Packet – Comprehensive Information on Evaluating and Testing for Birthing Hospitals – An Updated Version to reflect NEW CDC Guidelines as of April 2018

Understanding Zika Virus Test Results (CDC)

Counseling Patients – Positive Zika Virus Test

Announcement: Guidance for U.S. Laboratory Testing for Zika Virus Infection: Implications for Health Care Providers (CDC MMWR)

Management & Care

Update: Interim Guidance for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection — United States, October 2017

Measuring Infant Head Circumference: An instructional video for healthcare providers (CDC)

Measuring Infant Head Circumference (PDF), Typical Head Size vs Microcephaly (CDC)

Report Details Congenital Zika Characteristics (and how they differ from other defects) (AAP)

Evaluation for Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus (October 19, 2017)

Key Information for Pediatricians (AAP)

Handouts for Parents & Caregivers

What to Know If Your Baby May Have Been Affected by Zika but Has No Related Health Conditions at Birth (CDC)

What to Know If Your Baby Was Born with Congenital Zika Syndrome (CDC)

What to Know If Your Doctor Suspects Microcephaly During Pregnancy (CDC)

Tips for Communicating with Your Baby’s Doctor or Healthcare Provider (CDC)

Roadmaps for Parents of Babies with Congenital Zika Syndrome (CDC) [English / Spanish]

Roadmaps for Parents of Babies Infected with Zika before Birth Who Appear Healthy [English / Spanish]

Infant Follow up form: This form is to be completed under the USZPR and is due at 2, 6, and 12 months of age.