The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an unprecedented travel advisory on Monday urging pregnant women to stay away from a Miami neighborhood where they have discovered additional cases of Zika infection.
In response to the public health emergency, the NACDS Foundation has been working closely with the CDC on raising awareness about the Zika virus.
According to the CDC, this is the first time the agency has warned people not to travel to an American neighborhood for fear of catching an infectious disease. This week, 11 more people in Florida were discovered to have been infected with Zika, bringing the total to 15.
In response to the public health emergency, the NACDS Foundation has been working closely with the CDC on raising awareness about the Zika virus. In May the Foundation launched an online webinar: “Zika Prevention Strategies: Patient & Community Health,” featuring expert content from speakers from the March of Dimes and the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy.
The online webinar provides healthcare providers with knowledge surrounding the Zika virus, associated risks, prevention techniques and how to utilize behavioral counseling to ensure patients are reducing contraction and transmission of the virus.
The webinar and the continuing education (CE) credit are open to all interested parties. One hour of CE credit will be available for this program, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Interested participants will find information on a dedicated page on the Learner Community website.
The NACDS Foundation’s online webinar complements the organization’s radio messages and online displays in Puerto Rico that encourage women and their families to seek advice from physicians and pharmacists about ways to protect themselves and their unborn children from the effects of Zika.