Zika Virus — What Clinicians Need to Know

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Course Overview

Course Quality Rating
TBD

Course Description
This course is provided by the Center for Disease Control and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

This webinar provides an overview of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne flavivirus transmitted primarily by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Participants learn about the epidemiology and clinical manifestation of Zika virus disease and how early recognition and reporting of suspected cases can mitigate the risk of local transmission.
    
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Target Audience
This course is designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, veterinarians, physician assistants, health educators, and other clinicians

Learning Objectives
Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, management, and prevention of Zika virus disease
  2. Discuss diagnostic testing for Zika virus infection and interpretation of test results
  3. Articulate the importance of early recognition and reporting of cases
  4. State the recommendations for pregnant women and possible Zika virus exposure
  5. Discuss evaluation of infants with microcephaly and the relationship of Zika and microcephaly

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)
None listed

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies
None listed

Format
Webinar

Credit /CEU
None available

Duration
1 hr.

Specifications
None listed

Course Publication Date
01/26/2016

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