Friday, August 19, 2016

CDC Webcast: Clinical Evaluation & Management of Infants with Congenital Zika Infection












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Of interest to primarily to public health officials and clinicians, yesterday the CDC published more than 4 hours of webcast recordings from July's 2-day workshop Clinical Evaluation & Management of Infants with Congenital Zika Infection.

The three videos are available on the CDC's Youtube Channel, located in the Zika Virus Playlist.

If you aren't familiar with the CDC's Youtube Channel, there you will well over 1000 videos spread across nearly 50 playlists.  The channel has more than 40,000 subscribers, and has more than 88 million video views.  


The CDC describes the latest offerings as:


Webcast Recordings: Clinical Evaluation & Management of Infants with Congenital Zika Infection

Thursday and Friday July 21 -22, 2016

Sponsored by CDC in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, this meeting was an opportunity to

  • Review what is known and not known about congenital Zika virus infection
  • Discuss clinical evaluation and management of infants with congenital Zika virus infection, including those with microcephaly as well as those born with Zika virus infection but without problems apparent at birth.
Pregnant women in the United States, DC, and US territories have laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection. Infants with birth defects have been born to women who had Zika infection during pregnancy in the US states. Guidance on appropriate care and support is needed to better prepare communities to support these vulnerable infants and families.

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 these discussions on clinical evaluation and management into consideration when developing interim guidance for health care providers.

See the Agenda[PDF - 2 pages]. 


Webcast Recordings

The general sessions describing the state of the science were webcast and recorded. Please click on the links below to view the recordings.


 Clinical Evaluation & Management of Infants with Congenital Zika Infection

During the Clinical Evaluation & Management of Infants with Congenital Zika Infection Meeting held at CDC on Thursday, July 21, 2016, Drs. Georgina Peacock and V. Fan Tait offer welcoming remarks; Dr. C. Ben Beard provides an overview of Zika virus epidemiology; Dr. Sonja Rasmussen provides an overview of congenital Zika virus; Dr. Edwin Trevathan provides an overview of neurological manifestations associated with congenital Zika virus Infection; and Dr. Camila Ventura provides an overview of ophthalmologic manifestations associated with congenital Zika virus infection.


Caring for Children with Complex Medical Needs

During the Clinical Evaluation & Management of Infants with Congenital Zika Infection Meeting held at CDC on Thursday, July 21, 2016, Dr. Amy Houtrow provides an overview of caring for children with complex medical needs; Dr. Wanda Barfield leads a summary of group discussion on evaluation of infants with suspected or confirmed congenital Zika virus infection; Dr. Janet Cragan leads a summary of group discussion on outpatient care and follow up for symptomatic infants with congenital Zika virus infection; and Dr. Kate Russell leads a summary of group discussion on outpatient care and follow up for infants without apparent abnormalities at birth.

Presentations of Group Discussions 

Drs. Wanda Barfield, Janet Cragan, and Kate Russell provide presentations summarizing group discussions that took place on the first day of the Clinical Evaluation & Management of Infants with Congenital Zika Infection Meeting held at CDC on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22, 2016.

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