CDC recently released its latest findings from the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry (USZPR) on Zika virus infection in pregnant women and infants, which highlight the importance of prevention and early care. Additionally, CDC has released additional considerations for evaluating and managing infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection.
Zika virus infection during pregnancy is a cause of microcephaly and other serious brain defects; however, the full range of potential health problems that Zika virus infection during pregnancy may cause is not yet known. Healthcare providers need information to appropriately evaluate and manage patients with possible Zika virus infection.
During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the latest findings from the USZPR and updated CDC clinical guidance to assist in caring for these patients based on currently available data.
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
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The recordings (audio, slides, and transcript) for this call will be posted on the webpage a few days after the COCA Call.
Follow these steps to earn free continuing education.
- Understand the latest estimates for birth defects associated with Zika virus infection during pregnancy.
- Discuss additional considerations for evaluating and managing infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection.
- Apply the updated recommendations outlined in the additional considerations for the evaluation and management of infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection.
Sonja Rasmussen, MD, MS
Director, Division of Public Health Information Dissemination
Editor-in-Chief, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Emily Petersen, MD
Division of Reproductive Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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