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Zika virus infection and pregnancy

Published: 17/06/2016

This guideline provides information for healthcare professionals on Zika virus infection in pregnancy, developed by the RCOG, Royal College of Midwives, Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland.

The guideline is updated on a regular basis as new data becomes available. Most recent update: 24 July 2017.

The guideline covers:

  • Epidemiology
  • Transmission
  • Symptoms
  • Congenital Zika virus syndrome
  • Prevention
  • Travel advice for pregnant women and couples planning pregnancy
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Recommendations for pregnant women and those planning pregnancy
  • Perinatal outcomes
  • Information for women

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