• Report information about pregnant women with laboratory evidence of Zika virus to your Local Health Department
  • Communicate with family the importance of infant follow up care with pediatrician
  • If pediatrician is known, communicate about mother and infant laboratory test results

Congenital Zika Virus Infection; Initial evaluation:

** All infants born to mothers who have laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection during pregnancy should receive:

  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • A neurologic assessment
  • Postnatal head ultrasound
  • Standard newborn hearing screening before hospital discharge
  • Zika virus laboratory testing; blood and urine specimens collected within 2 days of birth

For additional information, see CDC’s guidance on caring for pregnant women, which includes a tool to facilitate communication with the infant’s pediatrician for follow-up care.