Wednesday June 19th 2019

Learn more about Zika, resources

To provide nurses with information on the Zika virus relevant to their practice, the American Nurses Association has created a webpage with a list of resources, as well as information on transmission, diagnosis and treatment, and other key considerations.

Further, on March 25 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance and information on the timing of pregnancy after Zika exposure, prevention of sexual transmission and considerations for reducing unintended pregnancy in areas with Zika transmission. Zika is primarily spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.

The most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito, and many people might not realize they have been infected.

As of April 13, the CDC was reporting 346 travel-associated Zika virus disease cases and no locally acquired, vector-borne cases within the United States. Of those 346 cases, 32 are in pregnant women and 7 were sexually transmitted.

ANA, in partnership with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health and a panel of health care experts, was offering a free webinar, Zika Preparedness and Response: What Nurses Need to Know, on demand through April 13.

Resources

For ANA’s webpage: http://nursingworld.org/zika-virus-information

To access the latest from the CDC, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html

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