Zika Training for Healthcare Providers
This video demonstrates how to measure the head circumference of an infant. Measuring head circumference is a primary way to determine the presence of microcephaly, which is important during this Zika outbreak. It is intended to help clinicians evaluate babies born to mothers infected with Zika virus.
CDC Medical Epidemiologist Susan Hills, MBBS, MTH, presents an update on the epidemiologic and clinical aspects of the Zika outbreak. CDC Medical Officer Kiran Perkins, MD, MPH, also presents on the implications for pregnant women, including CDC's updated interim clinical guidance.
Webcast: Clinical Evaluation & Management of Infants with Congenital Zika Infection (July 21 and July 22, 2016)
During this meeting, pediatric health specialists, non-governmental partners, and federal officials gathered at CDC to discuss clinical evaluation and management of infants with congenital Zika virus infection in the United States. CDC considered discussions on clinical evaluation and management when developing interim guidance for healthcare providers.
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars
During COCA Calls/Webinars, subject matter experts present key emergency preparedness and response topics, followed by meaningful Q&A with participants. Each COCA Call/Webinar will offer the most up to date information and guidance for clinicians. Continuing Education is available for most calls/webinars.
- Zika in the ED: How Emergency Staff Can Take Action (November 1, 2016)
- Zika Update: Clinical Laboratory Testing and Care of Infants with Congenital Zika Virus Infection (August 23, 2016)
- Updated Interim Zika Clinical Guidance for Pregnant Women and Data on Contraceptive Use to Decrease Zika-affected Pregnancies (August 9, 2016)
- Updated Interim Zika Clinical Guidance for Reproductive Age Women and Men, Sexual Transmission, and the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry (April 12, 2016)
- Update on Interim Zika Virus Clinical Guidance and Recommendations (Feb. 25, 2016)
- Zika Virus – What Clinicians Need to Know (Jan. 26, 2016)
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Dr. Joanne Cono, MD, ScM, Director of the Office of Science Quality of the CDC gave a live presentation regarding the latest Zika information available and answered a myriad of questions from your fellow health care practitioners.
Dr. Matt Karwowski, a pediatrician with the Pregnancy and Birth Defects Team for CDC's 2016 Zika Virus Response, reviews what we know about Zika virus and congenital microcephaly and other birth defects. He also discusses CDC's guidelines for healthcare providers caring for infants and children with possible Zika virus infection.
Dr. Titilope Oduyebo, an obstetrician-gynecologist from CDC’s Pregnancy and Birth Defects team, gives key insight into the Zika virus. She discusses what we know about Zika virus infection during pregnancy, and reviews CDC’s current recommendations for screening, testing, and management of women with possible Zika virus exposure.
Margaret Lampe, RN, MPH, a nurse scientist with the Pregnancy and Birth Defects Task Force for CDC's 2016 Zika virus response shares an overview of the US Zika Pregnancy Registry and how to participate.