Video Series: For Healthcare Providers
Health Topics: Infectious Disease
Children’s National Health System staff members are personally involved in producing world-renowned research. Roberta DeBiasi, MD, Division Chief, Infectious Disease, at Children’s National, explains why the 2016 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting is an ideal setting to inform thousands of pediatricians about the expanding Zika virus epidemic.
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Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness that has recently started circulating in South and Central America. Get more information about this disease.
Roberta DeBiasi, MD, Division Chief, Infectious Disease, at Children’s National, explains the repercussions of prolonged Zika virus viremia for a 33-year-old pregnant patient, findings that were published by The New England Journal of Medicine.
Federal health officials continue to investigate the first possible cases of domestic Zika virus transmission in Florida. In light of the growing number of Zika infections, the vast majority of which have been associated with foreign travel, vigilance for additional cases is warranted.