The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a Zika pregnancy registry to monitor pregnant women with laboratory evidence of a possible Zika virus infection.

The registry — launched in collaboration with state, local, tribal, and territorial health agencies — tracks pregnancy and infant outcomes of women who were possibly infected with Zika. Data culled from the registry will be used to update recommendations for

  • Zika screening;
  • prenatal care and monitoring; and
  • counseling for Zika-affected pregnant women and their families.

In addition, data on the number of pregnant women affected by Zika will be used to inform planning of services for patients and their families.