Health Notice for District of Columbia Health Care Providers
Updates on Zika Virus Disease and Testing
As of March 15, 2017, there have been 34 cases of laboratory confirmed Zika virus disease (ZVD) in the District of Columbia (DC), all of which have been travel-related or sexually transmitted. As of March 8, 2017, states had reported a total of 5,041 ZVD to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of these, 5,109 were travel-associated, 221 were locally acquired mosquito-borne cases (215 in Florida and 6 in Texas), 45 were sexually transmitted, 28 were congenital infections, 1 was laboratory acquired, and 1 was person-to-person through an unknown route. Local transmission has now been documented in Florida and Texas in the United States. To date in DC, ZVD has not been spread by local mosquitoes or via blood transfusion.
In this notice, we are sharing new guidelines for Zika testing that will be approved through the DC Department of Health (DOH). Please share this notice with all appropriate staff at your facility.
The complete health notice can be viewed on our Health Notices website. For the most updated forms and recommendations, please visit our provider website.
Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions regarding Zika Virus Disease and Testing in the District of Columbia.