caring for infants and children with possible zika virus infection

American Academy of Pediatrics Webinar: The Impact of Zika Virus on Vision and Hearing

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-08-09

The American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting a webinar, Beyond the Basics: The Impact of Zika Virus on Vision and Hearing, on Tuesday, September 5th at 1:00pm ET. This webinar series will explore the other impacts of Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome (CZVS) beyond microcephaly including vision and hearing abnormalities in infants. Evolving research has discovered that these abnormalities can emerge after birth with a wide range of severity.

Enhanced Epilepsy Surveillance and Awareness Encouraged in the Age of Zika

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-04-19

An article from JAMA Neurology, examines recent studies indicating that epilepsy and seizures have been reported in some infants with congenital Zika virus infection. Seizure symptoms are difficult to recognize in infants and young children, leading to the misdiagnosis or underreporting of cases of Zika virus-associated epilepsy.

CDC Update: Interim Guidance for Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-09-06

The CDC has updated its August 2016 interim clinical guidance for healthcare providers caring for infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection born to mothers with possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy. Some of the revised guidance includes:

·         Recommendations for the initial evaluation and testing of infants with confirmed or possible congenital exposure to Zika infection

CDC MMWR Update: Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Infants and Children with Possible Zika Virus Infection

Published Date: 
Wed, 2016-02-24

The CDC has published a new article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report entitled “Update: Interim Guidelines for Healthcare Providers Caring for Infants and Children with Possible Zika Virus Infection — United States, February 2016”

Access the Article Here:  http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6507e1er

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