A new summary from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines key Zika considerations that hospitals and health systems should make as they prepare to treat patients that could be infected with the virus.

The guidance outlines nine concise steps health care facilities should take, focusing on:

  • ensuring that providers can identify Zika symptoms, particularly in pregnant women, through appropriate testing;
  • educating patients about preventive measures; and
  • reporting potential Zika cases to local or state health agencies.

America’s Essential Hospitals has established a resource page dedicated to this emerging public health threat. Visit this page regularly for new and updated information.