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Prevention of Zika Virus Infection: Key Points for Counseling Women of Reproductive Age

Publish Date: February 2018
Author: MCSP

This brief summarizes key points to include when counseling women of reproductive age on prevention of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. Institutionalizing counseling practices described here may contribute to a health system that is more resilient to possible future outbreaks of ZIKV infection.

While not all guidelines from these sources may be immediately feasible for all areas, the information on ZIKV prevention included in this brief is generally accepted as broadly applicable to different regions. This guidance does not replace general counseling on ZIKV infection and its potential risks (including in pregnancy) or comprehensive training on counseling skills for health providers.