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ZIKA--the Science and the Situation

University of Virginia. School of Medicine
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First identified in 1947 and first known to cause human illness in 1953, Zika virus was seldom seen during the next 60 years. Starting in 2013, however, sizable outbreaks of human infection occurred, and in 2015 Zika appeared in the Americas, first in Brazil, then much more widely. The mosquito-borne virus also began making dramatic headlines. Zika was discovered to be transmissible during pregnancy, with serious, even devastating neurological injury to the baby, and transmissible between sexual partners, with risks to a fetus in the event of pregnancy. Earlier this year, the World Health Organization declared Zika a global public health emergency. The 2016 Hayden-Farr Lecture by Dr. Lyle Petersen, Incident Manager for Zika Response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is an update on Zika--the science and the medical, public, health, environmental, social, and ethical implications that make this disease an urgent global challenge. The Hayden-Farr Lecture in Epidemiology and Virology/Medical Grand Rounds Co-presented with the Department of Medicine and the Office of the Hospital Epidemiologist, UVA Health System
University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Childress, Marcia Day
Petersen, Lyle R.
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
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