AMA Creates Zika Virus Resource Center

As the World Health Organization meets today in Geneva to decide whether the Zika outbreak should be declared a "public health emergency of international concern," the American Medical Association is ensuring that physicians are prepared to respond to patients concerns about this mosquito-transmitted disease.

The AMA has created an online Zika Virus Resource Center as a clearinghouse for timely, credible information from the CDC, other respected health organizations, and The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Please visit the AMA's Zika Resource Center at:   http://www.ama-assn.org/go/zika

Physicians can access this information by visiting the AMA website and clicking on the homepage tile that says Zika Virus Resources. These resources are intended to support physicians to:

  • Educate medical teams and inform patients about the risks and symptoms of the Zika virus;
  • Detect the Zika virus;
  • Treat the symptoms and effects of the virus;
  • Remain up-to-date about this infection; and
  • Communicate clearly and factually with patients, their families, and the media about exposure risks and potential preventive measures, particularly as new evidence becomes available.

The AMA will continue to monitor developments in this realm and take additional steps as warranted.

 



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