ATrain Education

 

Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Zika Virus (ZIKV)

Course reviewed and updated on April 10, 2017.

Author:
Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

Lauren Robertson earned a BA in Biology from Mills College in Oakland, California, and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of California at San Francisco.

Lauren is the founder and co-owner of ATrain Education (atrainceu.com) and she has written or co-written more than two hundred courses on a wide range of topics for her continuing education website. She is certified as a trainer on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.



  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
  • Expiration date: March 1, 2018
  • Course price: $0

Course Summary

Zika fever is a mosquito-borne illness that in humans can cause fever, malaise, and cutaneous rash. Zika virus (ZIKV) was first isolated in Uganda in 1947 and has since spread from the continent of Africa to many other areas of the world, including Oceania, and South and Central America. This course describes how the Zika virus is transmitted via the Aedes aegypti mosquito as well as clinical signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Introductory
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors

Criteria for Successful Completion

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Accreditation Information

Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:

  • Outline the historical emergence of Zika virus from Africa to the Americas.
  • Explain the way in which the Aedes aegypti mosquito transmits the Zika virus.
  • Describe the usual clinical signs and symptoms of Zika viral infection.
  • Relate the factors involved in the preliminary diagnosis of Zika viral disease.
  • Describe how Zika infection is confirmed biologically in humans.
  • Discuss the usual treatment options for a person infected with Zika virus.
  • Outline several prevention measures currently in use to combat the spread of Zika virus.

    Instructions
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