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ACOG Practice Advisory on Zika Virus

January 21, 2016

ACOG and SMFM have issued a Practice Advisory on the Zika virus about prevention strategies and current guidance for management of pregnant women. This is based on CDC’s health advisory, travel advisory, and early release MMWR. Management of women exposed to Zika virus including those with suspected infection or evidence of fetal effects is evolving. Recommendations for management will be updated periodically to reflect changing evidence and emerging consensus.

For additional information click here for the Zika webpage on ACOG’s Immunization for Women website.


The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College), a 501(c)(3) organization, is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of approximately 57,000 members, The College strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a 501(c)(6) organization, is its companion organization.