Travel History Patient Assessment
At the conclusion of this training, learners will be able to:
- Explain how global travel makes it possible for patients seeking care in areas without active transmission of the disease to have the Zika virus.
- List the three criteria for preliminary diagnosis to decide whether to seek laboratory confirmation of the Zika virus.
- Recall methods to include in gathering information about risk of Zika infection in patient interactions.
- Locate relevant resources on the CDC website to support proper care of infected patients, prevention of Zika transmission, and reporting of confirmed cases.
- CDC Traveler’s Health Website Official U.S. government health recommendations for traveling.
- CDC Yellow Book Website A reference for health professionals providing care to international travelers, the Yellow Book is published every two years.
- National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System A nationwide collaboration that enables all levels of public health—local, state, territorial, federal, and international—to share notifiable disease-related health information.
- Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites OutsideCdc-pdf Fact sheet on protecting yourself from mosquito bites.
- U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry CDC established the US Zika Pregnancy Registry and is collaborating with state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments to collect information about pregnancy and infant outcomes following laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection during pregnancy.
- What Happens When I am Tested for Zika and when will I get my results?Cdc-pdf Fact sheet for patients on what to expect if they are being tested.
- Zika Symptoms:
- Testing for Zika Virus:
- Plan for Travel
- Zika Training for Healthcare Providers
Page last reviewed: August 23, 2018
Content source: Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR)