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Zika at our doorstep: Key information for clinicians, travelers and pregnant women
Zika at Our Doorstep: Key Information for Clinicians, Travelers and Pregnant Women
Roberta L. DeBiasi, MD, MS Chief
, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children's National Medical CenterProfessor of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine
, The George Washington University School of Medicine
The current Zika Virus outbreak is of great concern to the world wide general public due to the current magnitude of impact associated with congenitally infected microcephalic infants. An increasing number of affected counties, including those bordering the United States and popular Caribbean vacation destinations, have been circulating virus and there is potential for further expansion based on presence of appropriate mosquito vectors. We will discuss information important for clinicians, travelers, and women of child-bearing age to be aware of, as well as resources to further assist as the outbreak evolves.
About the Expert
Division Chief, Infectious Diseases
Co-Director, Congenital Zika Program
Co-Director, Congenital Infection Program
Investigator, Children's National Research Institute
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