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Zika virus- guidance for doctors

The BMA has published guidance which summarises key advice for those working in primary care, since they may be consulted by patients, including pregnant women, who are travelling to or returning from countries that are part of this outbreak (ie those countries with active Zika transmission).

To read the guidance go online here

The guidance is intended for primary care clinicians in England and Scotland.

It has been produced by Public Health England (PHE) in conjunction with the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

 

Want to know more about Zika Virus?

The news about the Zika Virus outbreak in South America is changing daily.

There are several resources which can help you learn more and keep up to date on the topic: Public Health England has published information about the virus. Details can be found here

Information has also been published on the NHS Choices website follow the link here to an update on 29th January.

The National Library for Medicine in the US has published a list of resources and information here