Zika virus has been around for half a century, mostly in Africa and Asia, but now it has hopped across the oceans into the Americas. In Brazil alone a million Zika infections have occurred and the number may reach up to 4 million over the next year. In this course I will answer the following questions: What is the Zika virus? Can we get Zika, living in United States? How do we know if we have Zika virus infection? How to test, treat and prevent Zika? What are the complications of the Zika virus like a small head – microcephaly ? Should pregnancy women and others travel to Zika affected areas? What if we are returning from a Zika affected areas? What does the future hold for Zika virus infection in continental United States?
In the course I will provide the latest knowledge about the virus, its complications, its spread along with WHO and CDC recommendations. With this I will combine my experience of two decades as an infectious disease physician to bring insight and perspective. Many who have read my newspaper and online articles, watched my TV interviews and listened to my radio conversations has felt relieved and confident with their decisions.As we combat the Zika virus, we do need to be concerned but we need not panic. We must let our knowledge overcomes our fear.
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Manoj Jain, MD MPH is an infectious disease physician, a writer, and a national leader in healthcare quality improvement.
Dr. Jain writes regularly for the Washington Post, and the Commercial Appeal (Memphis newspaper). His writings also appear in the New York Times and Huffington Post. He received his engineering, doctorate, and public health degree from Boston University. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank on HIV, and has been interviewed by CNN and National Public Radio. Over the past 20 years Dr. Jain has given over a 200 talks, and published numerous scientific articles, chapters and books. Dr. Jain has conducted research on HIV epidemiology, quality improvement, and spirituality & medicine.
Presently, Dr. Jain is adjunct assistant professor at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and the medical director at Tennessee’s Quality Improvement Organizations