Resource Guide for States and Communities Caring for Infants and Children Affected by Zika Virus   [open pdf - 342KB]

"This resource is focused on the comprehensive health needs of infants and children affected by Zika Virus (ZIKV). It is intended as a planning resource for states and communities as they develop a coordinated response to meet the immediate and long term needs of infants and children affected by ZIKV, and their families. The resource guide applies a system of care approach and builds on existing Federal and State services and programs for supporting children with special health care needs (CSHCN). This information will assist states and communities in effectively leveraging and integrating existing programs and assessing programmatic flexibilities to augment their systems of care to address ZIKV. Readers should be aware that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have published guidelines regarding screening, assessment, and management of newborns and infants with in utero ZIKV exposure. The Department of Health and Human Services also has developed resources regarding care for non-pregnant women and men of reproductive age, and for pregnant women in the context of ZIKV. This resource guide references these guidelines and other expert sources. This resource guide should be viewed as a companion emergency preparedness and public health document, and will be updated as the evidence, guidelines, and information on ZIKV evolves."

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