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Contact Information
Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
FAX: (213) 639-1034
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Zika Hospital Toolkit for Los Angeles County

LA County Zika Hospital Toolkit The Zika Hospital Toolkit for Los Angeles County is a resource for delivery hospitals providing guidance on screening and laboratory testing, patient management through labor and delivery, and infant assessment and care. The toolkit can be found here. (03/20/18)

For Zika Lab Questions
Call LA County Public Health Lab (562) 658-1330.
Specimens not submitted correctly may be rejected.

 Before Delivery At Delivery 



Updates for Providers

  • LAHANLos Angeles County Health Alert Network (LAHAN) (01/04/18)
    Updated Information: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is in agreement with the California Department of Public Health regarding the following updates on testing asymptomatic pregnant women with recent but without ongoing Zika exposure: consider testing based on risk assessment and shared patient/provider decision making. Routine testing is no longer recommended.

  • CDPH Updated Guidance for Health Care CDPHProviders Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure (01/10/18)
    Updated Information: Testing for symptomatic pregnant women, asymptomatic pregnant women with ongoing exposure, and asymptomatic pregnant women without ongoing exposure is described. Zika virus testing for pregnant women at antenatal and delivery hospitalizations and for newborn infants are also described.


Webinars and Videos

"Zika: Preconception & Perinatal Recommendations for Healthcare Providers," Diana E. Ramos, MD, MPH

Essential Health Access: "Zika Screening and Education in Family Planning Settings," Diana E. Ramos, MD, MPH

ACOG: Zika 101 for Clinicians from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services–YouTube series

Other Resources and Links









Revised: 06/11/2018

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