Check the CDC website for the most current information about where Zika virus outbreaks are occurring and advise pregnant women or couples planning on becoming pregnant to avoid travel to these areas. Pregnant women that do report a recent history of travel to an area with an outbreak should be tested.
Specimens from these women should be sent to the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory. However, not all patients will meet the criteria for Zika virus testing. Please consult the Zika Clinical Advisory below for the most current testing guidelines, and contact the MDPH Division of Epidemiology and Immunization at (617) 983-6800 with questions.
Resources from DPH
Resources from our Partners
- Zika Virus Response Updates from FDA
- UPDATE: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure – United States, 2016 (April 1, 2016)
- Zika - information for healthcare providers
- UPDATE: Interim Guidelines for Healthcare Providers Caring for Infants and Children with Possible Zika Virus Infection – United States, February 2016 (Feb. 26, 2016)
- Interim Guidelines for the Evaluation and Testing of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection — United States 2016 (January 29, 2016)
- UPDATE: Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus – United States, 2016 (April 1, 2016)
- Zika - Sexual Transmission & Prevention
- Interim Guidance for Interpretation of Zika Virus Antibody Test Results (May 31, 2016)
- Interim Guidance for Zika virus testing of urine - United States, 2016 (May 13, 2016)