The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidance for health workers to assess microcephaly and identify and manage Guillain-Barré syndrome and other issues in relation to Zika virus and the current health emergency.
The guidance is in the form of technical documents, each addressing a specific aspect:
These are ‘interim recommendations’, and will be valid until August 2016.
The documents released are:
Assessment of infants with microcephaly in the context of zika virus:
Identification and management of Guillain-Barre Syndrome in the context of zika virus:
Breastfeeding in the context of zika virus:
Link to a WHO question & answer video:
Link to Interim case definitions:
Link to Birth Defects Surveillance Training Facilitator’s Guide: