From the "Purpose" section: "The intent of this planning resource is to highlight some of the anticipated hospital and healthcare system resource needs essential to caring for high-risk pregnancies and children born with microcephaly or other birth defects that may be associated with Zika virus infection. This planning resource will be best utilized in tandem with appropriate risk communication and education for providers and the public regarding prevention of Zika virus infection and ongoing care strategies. It should be noted that while the vast majority of resource needs occur in the hospitalized setting, the long term consequences and management of these cases will involve resources that reside in the outpatient setting, as well. Healthcare systems and coalitions are not required to use this resource, but are encouraged to consider how available resources may be affected by an increase in demand for specialty services."
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