CDC Updates Zika Virus Transmission, Testing Guidelines Amid New Findings

ABC News: Zika Virus Guidelines Updated for Pregnant Women in Wake of New Findings
“Pregnant women should be tested for the Zika virus with 14 days of suspected exposure to the virus or if they exhibit viral symptoms, according to updated guidelines issued today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…” (Mohney, 7/25).

Reuters: U.S. health officials update Zika transmission and testing guidance
“U.S. health officials issued updated recommendations for preventing and testing for Zika infection on Monday, warning that the virus can be transmitted through unprotected sex with an infected female partner. Previously, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other experts, believed that the virus could only be sexually transmitted by males because it can reside in semen potentially for several months…” (Berkrot, 7/25).

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