Zika Virus Webcast: Update for Family Physicians
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The Zika virus is an emerging concern among U.S. patients. Travel-associated cases have been reported in the U.S., which is likely to increase. Imported cases could result in local spread of the virus.
Learn more about the Zika virus in this AAFP members-only webcast, Zika Virus: Update for Family Physicians. It will provide up-to-date information on the virus, including the latest guidelines for the management of pregnant women at risk for Zika.
At the conclusion of the webcast, participants will be able to:
- Review the most current information on the status of Zika virus infections in the United States
- Understand the latest guidelines about the management of pregnant women at risk for Zika virus infection
- Review the most up-to-date guidelines on sexual transmission of the Zika virus
- Understand CDC recommended testing algorithms and procedures
- Summarize prevention strategies for Zika virus infection for individuals and populations
- Describe the role of family physicians in the prevention and management of Zika virus infection
- Identify useful resources for Zika virus information for health professionals and patients
Background and patient information about the virus can be found on the AAFP website. Included on our website are helpful resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about clinical evaluations and diagnostic testing. Also, stay up to date on the latest travel notices(wwwnc.cdc.gov) from the CDC to inform your patients of the most current information.
This webcast is for AAFP members only. Take advantage of educational content like this webinar by becoming an AAFP member today. AAFP member benefits include clinical resources, continuing medical education (CME) tools and discounts, and other educational products and support.
Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, FAAFP
Director, Global Health Initiatives
Department of Family Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine.