Idaho Perinatal Project

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Our Mission

The primary purpose of the Idaho Perinatal Project is to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality and to improve pregnancy outcomes throughout the state of Idaho.

Our goals include the creation of a database for maternal/child outcomes; correlate, analyze, and make recommendations regarding maternal/child statistical data for the state of Idaho; provide education to perinatal health care professionals and the general public; and become a main resource and advocate in maternal/infant health.

Zika Virus Alert

Zika and Pregnancy: What you should know (website)
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zika FAQs for Providers & Nurses (pdf)

Zika FAQs for Patients (pdf)

What should I do if I think I've been exposed?

  1. Are you pregnant?
  2. Are you a woman who is thinking about getting pregnant?
  3. Are you a man who is going to have unprotected sex with a woman who is pregnant or may become pregnant?
  • If your answer to all of these questions is "no," there is arguably no reason for you to get tested. Only 20% people who contract the virus will even develop any symptoms, and those who do will experience only mild and short-lived discomfort.
  • If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, however, you should contact your doctor about being tested for Zika.

CDC Concludes Zika Causes Microcephaly and Other Birth Defects (pdf)
Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have concluded, after careful review of existing evidence, that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects. In the report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the CDC authors describe a rigorous weighing of evidence using established scientific criteria.

CDC reports low Zika virus risk in high altitude areas (website)
The CDC found that risk of Zika virus infection in areas above 6,500 feet is minimal due to the absence of the Aedes aegypti mosquito in higher areas and such areas in Zika-affected countries need not be avoided by pregnant women.

CDC Update: Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure (website)

Consumer Reports found three products to be most effective in combating the mosquito known for carrying Zika: Sawyer Fisherman's Formula Picaridin, Natrapel 8 Hour and Off! Deepwoods VIII. 25% DEET or 20% Oicardin that's the Jist

Texas Hospitals Develop Rapid Test for Zika Virus Detection (website)
But it will only be available at hospitals that developed it for now, research team says.

CDC braces for wave of Zika cases (website)
CDC Director on Fighting Zika: "There Is So Much That We Need to Do"

Study suggests Zika can cross placenta, adds to microcephaly link (website)
In a study in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, the scientists said their finding suggests Zika virus can cross the placental barrier, but does not prove it causes microcephaly, a condition in which babies are born with abnormally small heads.

Revised diagnostic testing for Zika, chikungunya, and dengue viruses in US Public Health Laboratories (pdf)
Many countries in the Americas now have local transmission of multiple arboviruses that can cause febrile illness with rash, myalgia, or arthralgia. Therefore, laboratory testing has become even more important to confirm the etiology of these diseases.

Practice Advisory: Interim Guidance for Care of Obstetric Patients During a Zika Virus Outbreak (pdf)
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory, travel advisory and an early release MMWR concerning Zika virus (Zika) and its potential impact on pregnant women and their fetuses.

CDC expands Zika virus travel warning (website)
The CDC has expanded to 22 the number of countries and territories pregnant women should not visit due to the risk of contracting Zika virus, a mosquito-transmitted disease that may be causing microencephaly in infants born to infected mothers. Although initial concern has focused on Brazil, where 3,893 suspected cases of microcephaly have been reported with a major uptick since 2010, the World Health Organization said today that the virus will likely reach all of the Americas except Chile and Canada.

CDC recommends delaying pregnancy after Zika virus infection (website)

Study identifies protein linking Zika virus to birth defects (website)

Study: Early ultrasounds may not show signs of Zika-related microcephaly (website)

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