Zika Virus Disease: Health Care Providers

Zika virus disease is now a nationally notifiable condition.  Any local health care provider with suspicion for Zika virus disease in a St. Mary’s County patient should immediately notify the St. Mary’s County Health Department.  Clinicians must contact the St. Mary’s County Health Department at 301-475-4330 (business hours – office) or 301-475-8016 (after hours/weekend on-call) to discuss the need for testing and to arrange for testing. The Maryland Department of Health has specific guidance for laboratory specimen collection regarding Zika virus as noted in links below.

Information for Health Care Providers

CDC Zika Clinical Guidelines – www.cdc.gov/zika/hc-providers

Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Zika guidance – http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/pages/zika.aspx

Clinical Information for Zika Testing Approval

Please click here for the Maryland Department of Health Zika Virus Interim Surveillance form.

General Information about Zika Virus Disease

For general information about Zika virus, click here.

Additional Resources