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AgriSafe Network Webinar – Zika 101

AgriSafe Network Webinar – Zika 101

28Feb2017

12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Presenter:
Abigail Smith, RN, BSN, MPH 
Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Division of Emergency Operations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Summary / Abstract

Zika virus primarily spreads through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). Outdoor workers are likely to be bitten by mosquitoes. If Zika is in the area, they may be at higher risk for getting the virus. In addition to being bitten by a mosquito, Zika can also be transmitted from an infected person to his or her partners during sex. Many people infected with Zika will not have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms. The most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes. Other symptoms include muscle pain and headache. Symptoms can last for several days to a week. A pregnant woman can pass Zika to her fetus, which can result in serious birth defects. 

Objectives / Focus Areas

By the end of this webinar, the audience will be able to: 

  1. Describe Zika, its symptoms, and how it is spread
  2. Describe how Zika impacts pregnancy 
  3. Describe how to protect yourself and others from Zika 
  4. Describe testing guidance, and what to do if infected

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