6 Facts About Zika Virus Pharmacists Should Know

JANUARY 21, 2016
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
1. All pregnant women should be asked about recent travel.
Those who have traveled where the Zika virus is circulating, are showing 2 or more symptoms related to the infection during or within 2 weeks of travel, or have ultrasounds that point to fetal microcephaly should all be tested.

Since there is no commercially available test, patients need to be screened through the CDC or state health departments. 

2. Health care providers should consult this CDC algorithm to determine appropriate steps for pregnant women who have traveled to an area affected by the Zika virus.