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Statement on the pregnancy management with suspicion of Zika virus infection
Pavel Calda, Miroslav Břešták, Antonín Šípek, Ladislav Machala
Actual Gyn 2016, 8, 26-28
Publication date: 2016-03-24
Manuscript ID: 0816016
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Interim Guidelines The Czech Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology CZMA JEP issued this opinion in connection with statements of the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international authorities about concerns regarding Zika virus infection. Concerns were expressed from the context of Zika virus infection with fetal microcephaly, which can be diagnosed on pregnancy ultrasound. At present exists uncertainty regarding both diagnostics and connection between Zika virus infection and impairment of the fetus. This opinion does not replace the recommendations and statements issued by state authorities such as the Ministry of Health and others, but solely deals with the possibility of prenatal diagnosis of fetal microcephaly and consultations of the pregnant women.

Key words: Zika virus, guidelines, ultrasound, Czech Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Czech Medical Association JEP, microcephaly, prenatal diagnosis, World Health Organization WHO