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CDC Resources Related to Zika Virus and Sexual Transmission

Tuesday, May 10, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Crystal Carter
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This is a message from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Emergency Operations Center (DHH EOC). To remain current on available information about the Zika Virus and Sexual Transmission, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at http://www.cdc.gov/zika/transmission/sexual-transmission.html

Summary
The CDC has released the following resources regarding Zika Virus and Sexual Transmission:
1) A Dear Colleague Letter regarding Zika Virus (attached).
2) Zika and Sex: How to Protect Yourself from Getting Zika from Sex (Information for People Living in Areas without Zika) (attached).
3) Zika and Sex: How to Protect Yourself from Getting Zika from Sex (Information for People Living in Areas with Zika) (attached).
4) Zika Resources for STD Partners

If you or your constituents have general questions about Zika, please contact CDC-INFO by phone (800-232-4636) or submit your questions online at https://wwwn.cdc.gov/dcs/ContactUs/Form

Recommendations

Providers are encouraged to sign up to receive weekly Zika updates from CDC’s Joint Information Center (JIC) Outreach Team at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCDC/subscriber/new?topic_id=USCDC_964
Or via email at emergencypartners@cdec.gov
Finally, for clinical inquiry and support questions, you can contact eocevent164@cdc.gov and coca@cdc.gov (respectively).

Immediately notify the Louisiana Office of Public Health at 504-568-8313 or after hours at 800-256-2748 to discuss a possible exposure, report a suspected case and arrange for laboratory testing.


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