Webcast: Clinical Evaluation & Management of Infants with Congenital Zika Infection

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Contact: CDC Media Relations

Sponsored by CDC in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, this meeting will be an opportunity to

  • Review what we know and what we don’t know about congenital Zika virus infection
  • Discuss clinical evaluation and management of infants with congenital Zika virus infection, including those with microcephaly as well as those born with Zika virus infection but without problems apparent at birth.

Pregnant womenin the United States, DC, and US territories have laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection. Infants with birth defects have been born to women who had Zika infection during pregnancy in the US states. Guidance on appropriate care and support is needed to better prepare communities to support these vulnerable infants and families.

During this meeting, pediatric health specialists, non-governmental partners, and federal officials will gather at CDC to discuss clinical evaluation and management of infants with congenital Zika virus infection in the United States.  CDC will take discussions on clinical evaluation and management into consideration when developing interim guidance for health care providers.

Webcast Instructions

The general sessions describing the state of the science will be live webcast on Thursday morning; the general recommendations that emerge from Thursday’s small group discussions will be live webcast on Friday morning.

  • July 21: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • July 22: 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Due to firewall concerns, some users may need to cut and paste the link into their internet browser. Closed Caption are only available on the Windows Media link.

To ask questions during the meeting, email congenitalzika@cdc.gov.  In your email, please give your name and professional affiliation. If your question is not answered during the Q&A portion of the meeting, we will reply by email after the meeting has concluded.

***Please Note: The links below are to be used the day and time of the event only.

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