Zika Update: Another Great Mimicker

Zika continues to be a concern especially in at-risk communities including South Florida. The World Health Organization strongly encourages all countries with Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, whether or not they ever had Zika virus transmission, to enhance early warning systems for Zika and related severe neurological complications. Congenital Zika virus syndrome, a condition occurring in newborns and infants who were exposed to Zika virus infection before birth, is the most serious disease complication associated with the Zika virus. This course provides practitioners with the current status of the global Zika pandemic and addresses where the highest risk exists for infection and complications. 

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Laboratory Personnel, Pharmacists, Respiratory Technologists and Nurse Practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide patients with information regarding the current status of the global Zika pandemic and address where the highest risks exist for infection and complications. 
  • Delineate the scope of proximal and long-term clinical manifestations and complications of individuals infected with Zika.
  • Distinguish and obtain the best available diagnostic methods for Zika and other arboviral diseases.
  • Address and access data regarding the challenges of currently available medications and the status of development of a safe and effective vaccine.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Musso, D., & Gubler, D. J. (2016).  Zika virus. Clinical microbiology reviews, 29(3), 487-524.
  • Hamer, D. H., Wilson, M. E., Jean, J., & Chen, L. H. (2017). Epidemiology, Prevention, and Potential Future Treatments of Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus Infection. Current infectious disease reports, 19(4), 16.
  • Basu, R., & Tumban, E. (2016). Zika Virus on a Spreading Spree: what we now know that was unknown in the 1950’s. Virology Journal, 13(1), 165.
  • Barouch, D. H., Thomas, S. J., & Michael, N. L. (2017). Prospects for a Zika virus vaccine. Immunity, 46(2), 176-182.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
12/01/2017
Course expires: 
12/01/2018

Joseph Scott, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM
Chair and Medical Director 
Department of Emergency Medicine
West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Miami, Florida

Joseph Scott, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM, indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/01/2017
Course expires: 
12/01/2018
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