Managing screening and diagnosis of Zika in the Emergency Department

Lila de Tantillo, Juan M. Gonzalez, Johis Ortega

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Abstract

Zika has emerged as a rapidly spreading infection worldwide. Clinicians in many parts of the world must be prepared to screen for symptoms and diagnose patients with this disease. In particular, pregnant women who may have experienced exposure to Zika must be treated with care and sensitivity due to serious risk for pregnancy complications among those who contract the infection. In response to the outbreak, patient management guidelines have been established for all who may be symptomatic or potentially at risk of infection with Zika. Clinicians globally can prepare to implement such protocols to help contain this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-87
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infection Prevention
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

Keywords

  • Zika
  • infection control
  • infectious diseases
  • microcephaly
  • outbreak
  • pregnancy
  • tropical disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Infectious Diseases

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