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At this time, we do not recommend routine Zika virus testing in asymptomatic pregnant women who have traveled to a country with the known transmission. Only pregnant women who experienced two or more symptoms during or within two weeks of travel will be tested; even if the symptoms have resolved, we will still test if the criteria is met.
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Pregnant women with travel to a country with current Zika transmission, but who do not present with symptoms, are not currently being recommended for testing. It is advised that healthcare providers and others monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) website for updates in this guidance, as testing restrictions may change.
Considerations for follow-up: Asymptomatic pregnant women with a history of travel to an area of Zika transmission while pregnant, regardless of past symptoms, should consult with their healthcare providers. Providers may refer to the MMWR Interim Guidelines for Pregnant Women During a Zika Virus Outbreak on the CDC website.
Testing is not indicated for women without a recent travel history to an area with Zika transmission, or for pregnant women who traveled before becoming pregnant.