The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is continuing to recommend testing both asymptomatic and symptomatic pregnant women for Zika virus exposure, contrary to updated guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC no longer recommends that health care providers routinely test asymptomatic pregnant women for possible exposure to Zika. To read the CDPH’s updated guidance and their rationale for departing from the updated CDC guidelines, go to For complete Zika information for health professionals, go to the CDPH website at