Wednesday, May 03, 2017

COCA Call Tomorrow: Zika Update

Credit CDC


With summer rapidly approaching and the mosquito borne threat of Zika expected to return, the CDC will hold a COCA (Clinicians Outreach and Communication Activity) call tomorrow afternoon with their latest  information and recommendations. 
Primarily of interest to clinicians and healthcare providers, COCA (Clinician Outreach Communication Activity) calls are designed to ensure that practitioners have up-to-date information for their practices.
Follow the link below to review the different ways you can access this webinar.  If you haven't already received it, you can also download the full May 1, 2017, COCA Email Update.

Zika Update: Findings from the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry and Updated Clinical Guidance 
Free Continuing Education

Date:Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Please join the COCA Call webinar from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device:

If you cannot join through digital audio, you may join by phone in listen-only mode: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 558 8656

Passcode: 445 639 884

International numbers are available:

You can also join through an H.323/SIP room system::
Dial: (US West) or (US East)
Webinar ID: 445 639 884


CDC recently released its latest findings from the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry (USZPR) on Zika virus infection in pregnant women and infants, which highlight the importance of prevention and early care. Additionally, CDC has released additional considerations for evaluating and managing infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection. Zika virus infection during pregnancy is a cause of microcephaly and other serious brain defects; however, the full range of potential health problems that Zika virus infection during pregnancy may cause is not yet known. Healthcare providers need information to appropriately evaluate and manage patients with possible Zika virus infection. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the latest findings from the USZPR and updated CDC clinical guidance to assist in caring for these patients based on currently available data.

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