Get the Info You Need on Zika Risk in Pregnant Women

You're looking for resources and clinical guidance for assessing Zika risk in pregnant women in Texas, aren't you? You're particularly interested in areas of the state with elevated risk for Zika transmission and how to evaluate newborns when you suspect maternal Zika infection.

How do we know? We just do. We're that good. We can also tell you how to find what you're looking for.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is holding its summer 2017 Grand Rounds this month, and the topic is "Zika Testing and Clinical Management in Maternal and Infant Populations." Just what you've been looking for.

The free presentation — by TMA member Catherine Eppes, MD, of Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital — will cover the status of Zika cases and preparation in Texas as well as Zika testing and management.

"Dr. Eppes will also educate providers about systems of care that assist pregnant women with evidence of Zika infection as well as families whose infant has been impacted by congenital Zika syndrome," DSHS said in announcing the presentation.

And get this: The seminar will count for 1.5 continuing education credits.

If you're interested, carve out time from 11 am to 12:30 pm on Wednesday, July 19, and go to the DSHS campus at 1100 W. 49th St. in Austin. If you can't make it to Austin that day, you can watch it as a live webinar. Convenient!

So there you go. Register online on the DSHS Grand Rounds website. If you still have questions, email DSHS

Oh, and don't forget to check out TMA's Infectious Diseases webpage, which has just about all the information on Zika and other diseases that you could possibly want. 

Action, July 17, 2017

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July 17, 2017

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