COCA Partner Notice: Managing Occupational Exposures to Zika Virus for Healthcare Personnel—New Interim Guidance

April 17, 2017

Dear Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Partner,

We would like to share the recently published guide “Interim Guidance for Managing Occupational Exposures to Zika Virus for Healthcare Personnel” on CDC’s website. We invite you to familiarize yourself with this guide and to share it with the appropriate members of your organization.  

This document provides guidance for facilities to determine when healthcare providers should be tested for Zika virus infection following an occupational exposure and recommendations for post-exposure management. This document does not address all occupational healthcare that might be required or the necessary evaluation or follow-up for occupational exposures to other infectious diseases (e.g., bloodborne pathogens). This guidance is not intended for laboratory researchers or laboratory research personnel. The recommendations in this document will be updated as new information becomes available.

Other Zika resources can be on found CDC's Zika webpages for healthcare providers:

If you have questions about this guide or have other clinical questions, please email us at

On behalf of the Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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