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EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor

State of California—Health and Human Services Agency
California Department of Public Health


AFL 16-03
April 8, 2016


TO:
All Facilities

SUBJECT:
Preventing Transmission of Zika Virus in Labor and Delivery Settings


All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary

This AFL notifies all facilities that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published "Preventing Transmission of Zika Virus in Labor and Delivery Settings." The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommends facilities follow the CDC’s guidance.

​Attached you will find a copy of the CDC guidance on "Preventing Transmission of Zika Virus in Labor and Delivery Settings" (Attachment A). CDPH endorses the CDC guidance and their recommendation for the use of standard precautions. You may also access the CDC guidance at the following link:

CDC - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): Preventing Transmission of the Zika Virus in Labor and Delivery Settings

CDPH will hold a call on April 20, 2016 for providers to provide an overview of Zika Virus Disease and California’s response. So that we can address as many issues as possible during the call, please send your questions to jeocurser43@cdph.ca.gov by April 15, 2016. Call in information is as follows:

April 20, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Phone Number: (800) 683-4564 Passcode: 506286

 

Sincerely,

Original signed by Jean Iacino

Jean Iacino
Deputy Director

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