Emerging or reemerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are rapidly increasing. EIDs will remain a major cause of disease and death worldwide. One such EID is the Zika virus (ZIKV). ZIKV proves to be a global public health crisis. In January 2016, it became a notifiable condition in the United States. Providers must be knowledgeable regarding preventive measures as well as the proper diagnosis and treatment for it. The most current, evidence-based guidelines for managing ZIKV in the general population as well as specific recommendations for pregnant women are presented.
McNeill, C., Shreve, M. D., Jarrett, A., & Perry, C. (2016). Zika: What Providers Need to Know. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(6), 359–366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2016.04.009