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Zika Virus

Clinical pearls for treating uveitisUveitis presents particular problems for ophthalmologists. Inflammation inside the eye can occur from so many causes that the diagnosis often requires painstaking, time-consuming investigation. As researchers have learned more about the disease, the possible etiologies and treatments have multiplied.
Zika screening: Is looking for microcephaly enough?A look at Brazilian Zika virus cases indicates that looking for just microcephaly may cause doctors to miss cases of congenital Zika virus infection. Plus: Why do women fare worse following cardiac arrest than their male counterparts?
Zika virus has implications for your male patients (and you)Richard A. Watson, MD, explains why urologists need to be prepared to deal with men’s questions and recommend preventive steps related to Zika virus transmission.
Tips on how to talk to patients about Zika risks
Tips on how to talk to patients about Zika risksWith every passing summer day, the Zika virus alarm becomes more urgent in the United States, making it more important that physicians both address it and dispel rumors with their patients.
Zika vaccine on the horizonThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) plans to help bring a vaccine for the Zika virus to market immediately via Emergent BioSolutions Inc., which also developed the anthrax vaccine.
Zika virus: Arming parents for preventionOver the past several months, we have received information from news reports, local and state departments of health, and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the Zika virus, a mosquito-transmitted disease, and the devastating outcomes experienced by some pregnant women who contracted the Zika virus during pregnancy.

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