A Collaborative Educational Event Presented by AMP, PASCV and APHL

 

Zika in Latin America: Clinical Aspects by Dr. Cecilia Perret

Dr. Perret reviews the epidemiology of the Zika outbreak in Latin America, some clinical aspects, evidence of a Zika infection, and its complications (congenital disease and Guillain Barre Syndrome). In addition, she will discuss the local response to a series of travelers infected with Zika, including a pregnant woman and a sexually transmitted infection.

Zika Virus Diagnostics by Dr. Benjamin Pinsky

Zika virus (ZIKV) is an Aedes mosquito-borne flavivirus that emerged in Brazil in 2015 and then rapidly spread throughout the tropical and subtropical Americas. Based on clinical criteria alone, ZIKV cannot be reliably distinguished from infections with other pathogens that cause an undifferentiated systemic febrile illness, including infections with two common arboviruses, dengue virus and chikungunya virus. This presentation details the methods that are available to diagnose ZIKV infection.

 

Duration: 1.0hr.

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

 

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Course Information
Course Date:
April 29, 2016
Course Objectives
  • Identify Zika epidemiology in Latin America.
  • Discuss clinical aspects of Zika infection.
  • Discuss complications of Zika infections in recent studies.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Zika virus antibody testing.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Zika virus RNA testing.
  • Explore the utility of multiplex testing for co-circulating arboviruses.
Zika Virus: Diagnostic Testing and Front-Line Management
Speaker Information
Cecilia Perret MD  [ view bio ]
Benjamin Pinsky MD, PhD  [ view bio ]
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