CDC COCA Call -- Tuesday, November 1, 2016 2:00 -- 3:00 pm ET
Zika in the ED: How Emergency Care Staff Can Take Action
During this COCA Call, emergency providers will learn critical information about Zika, such as how to identify people at risk for infection either through recent travel or through sex with someone infected with Zika, examine the importance
of screening protocols, and understand likely symptoms, such as fever, rash, and conjunctivitis. Additionally, emergency providers will learn key nursing assessment, clinical interventions, and the general process for reporting Zika cases.
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CDC Health Advisory -- Zika Virus
CDC is updating and emphasizing recommendations for testing of pregnant women who have lived in, traveled to, or had unprotected sex with someone who lived in, or traveled to the designated area of Miami-Dade County. In addition, CDC is strengthening recommendations for pregnant women traveling to Miami-Dade County, as well as reinforcing recommendations for use of protective measures to prevent exposure to Zika.
CDC–Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)
COCA prepares clinicians to respond to emerging health threats and public health emergencies by communicating relevant, timely information related to disease outbreaks, disasters, terrorism events, and other health alerts.