Zika virus infection

How might a Zika virus infection be treated?

There is no vaccine to prevent Zika virus infections, nor is there a specific medicine to treat Zika. Individuals infected with the Zika virus should get plenty of rest, drink fluids, and take medications such as acetaminophen for pain. Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) should be avoided until dengue has been ruled out.

In pregnant women with evidence of Zika virus in the blood or amniotic fluid, serial ultrasounds should be considered to monitor fetal anatomy and growth every 3-4 weeks. Referral to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist or infectious disease specialist with expertise in pregnancy management is recommended.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Where To Start


MotherToBaby is a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), a leading authority on information regarding the safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. They can be reached directly by calling 1-866-626-6847.

Last updated on 04-27-20

Name: March of Dimes 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY, 10605, United States
Phone: 914-997-4488 Toll Free: 888-663-4637 Fax : 914-997-4763 Email: http://www.marchofdimes.com/contactus.html Url: http://www.marchofdimes.com/
Name: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA, 30329-4027,
TTY: 888-232-6348 Toll Free: 800-CDC-INFO Url: http://www.cdc.gov/
Zika Virus Center for Disease Control and Prvention. December 31, 2015; Reference Link

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