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ATrain Education Inc.

Zika Virus (ZIKV)

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Overview / Abstract:

Zika fever is a mosquito-borne illness that in humans can cause fever, malaise, and cutaneous rash. Zika virus (ZIKV) was first isolated in Uganda in 1947 and has since spread from the continent of Africa to many other areas of the world, including Oceania, and South and Central America. This course describes how the Zika virus is transmitted via the Aedes aegypti mosquito as well as clinical signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

When you finish this course you will be able to:

*Outline the historical emergence of Zika virus from Africa to the Americas.
*Explain the way in which the Aedes aegypti mosquito transmits the Zika virus.
*Describe the usual clinical signs and symptoms of Zika viral infection.
*Relate the factors involved in the preliminary diagnosis of Zika viral disease.
*Describe how Zika infection is confirmed biologically in humans.
*Discuss the usual treatment options for a person infected with Zika virus.
*Outline several prevention measures currently in use to combat the spread of Zika virus.


Mar 01, 2018


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Occupational Therapy CE, Physical Therapy CE



Credits / Hours



American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), California Board of Physical Therapy, California Board of Registered Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, Kentucky Board of Nursing, New York Physical Therapy Association

Is This Activity Certified for "Live" Credit?


Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Rehabilitation / Therapy, Public Health / Community Health, Primary Care, Preventive Care, Infectious Disease, Immunizations / Vaccinations, Epidemiology, Emergency Medicine, Education / Teaching, Acute Care

Keywords / Search Terms

ATrain Education Inc. ATrain Education, Zika, virus, antiviral, efficacy, prevention, risk, treatment, surveillance, epidemiology, mosquito, Aedes egypti Live CE CME

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