|MMWR Early Release|
Vol. 65, Early Release
March 22, 2016
Christine K. Olson, MD; Martha Iwamoto, MD; Kiran M. Perkins, MD; et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65(Early Release)
Although there are no reports of transmission of Zika virus from infected patients to
health care personnel or other patients, minimizing exposures to body fluids is important.
Because of the potential for exposure to large volumes of body fluids during the labor
and delivery process and the sometimes unpredictable and fast-paced nature of obstetrical
care, the use of Standard Precautions in these settings is essential to prevent possible
transmission of Zika virus from patients to health care personnel.
Preventing Transmission of Zika Virus in Labor and Delivery Settings Through Implementation of Standard Precautions — United States, 2016 | MMWR