Laboratory testing for Zika virus infection: Interim guidance

The recent increase in cases of microcephaly and other neurological disorders potentially associated with Zika virus infection has prompted an increase in demand for laboratory testing to detect Zika virus infection. Groups prioritized for diagnostic testing should be symptomatic individuals and asymptomatic pregnant women with possible exposure to Zika virus. This document provides guidance on current testing strategies for Zika virus infection. This document will be reviewed and updated as additional information becomes available.

This interim guidance is for use by staff of laboratories testing for Zika virus infection and for clinical practitioners and public health professionals providing clinical management or surveillance.

The guidance is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, French, and Russian.

Resource Type(s)
Health Care Protocol
Topic(s)
Birth Defects
Clinical Guidelines
Diagnostics
Microcephaly
Signs and Symptoms
Audience(s)
Health Care Workers
Laboratory Workers
Language(s)
Chinese
English
French
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Country(ies)
Global
Source(s)
World Health Organization

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