Video Series: Primary Care
Health Topics: Fetal Medicine
Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness that has recently started circulating in South and Central America. Dr. Roberta DeBiasi discusses the virus and health risks associated with it. | En Español
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Research scientists affiliated with Children’s National Health System will moderate sessions, present academic posters , and lead a special symposium about the Zika virus during the 2016 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, held from April 30 through May 3, 2016 in Baltimore, Md.
Infectious Zika virus was isolated from the brain of a 21-week-old fetus after causing extensive damage to brain tissue – despite ultrasounds that showed no sign of microcephaly at weeks 13, 16, and 17, according to a report published online March 30, 2016 in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
As most of the nation enters mosquito season, national and international experts will discuss up-to-date statistics about the spread of Zika virus and its anticipated impact domestically, and will offer resources that clinicians can use to better inform pregnant women.
Patients who visit this outpatient center receive care in a number of specialties by Children’s National Health System experts, such as cardiology, infectious disease and plastic surgery. It is one of our many outpatient care centers in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.