CDC: All pregnant women who have been to Miami-Dade recently (since August 1st) should be tested for Zika.
The AP (10/19, Stobbe) reports that officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an advisory “recommending Zika testing for all pregnant women” who have spent time in Miami-Dade county “since August 1, whether or not they have symptoms.”
The CBS Evening News (10/19, story 11, 0:20, Pelley) reported, “Today, the CDC advised pregnant women to put off travel to Miami-Dade County, Florida, and said those who have spent time there since August should be tested for Zika.”
USA Today (10/19, Eversley) reports the CDC “is adding a square-mile area of Miami-Dade County” to its travel advisory. Lyle Peterson, director of the CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, said, “Our guidance strengthens our travel advice and testing recommendations for pregnant women, to further prevent the spread of the infection among those most vulnerable.”
Reuters (10/19, Steenhuysen) reports the CDC announced a color-coding system for the area to show the difference between areas with a “significant risk” and those that have “a possible risk.”