Zika virus: What clinicians need to know

Takeaway

The presentation covers:

  • Zika biology
  • Epidemiology
  • Symptoms
  • Clinical course and outcomes
  • Distinguising Zika from dengue and chikungunya
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Assessement and treatment
  • Preventive measures
  • Zika and pregnancy
  • Testing algorithm for pregnant women with relevant travel histories
  • What we know about Zika and microcephaly
  • What we don't know about Zika and microcephaly
  • Recommendations for Zika virus testing in infants
  • CDC's activities and plans 
Expert Faculty
  • Ingrid Rabe, MBChB MMed, a CDC medical epidemiologist
  • Dana Meaney-Delman, MD MPH FACOG, a senior medical advisor in the CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
  • Cynthia A. Moore, MD PhD, Director of the CDC's Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.
Other Zika Coverage on Univadis

ACOG releases new guidelines for Zika virus and pregnancy

CDC issues guidelines for pregnant women during Zika virus outbreak

CDC issues guidelines on screening and evaluation of infants for Zika virus infection

CDC issues interim recommendations on preventing sexual transmission of Zika virus

AMA announces availability of online “Zika Virus Resource Center”

Zika virus could spread rapidly in the United States, aided by multiple infection routes

Experts weigh in with recommendations on limiting spread of Zika virus

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