Aug 11, 2016
Rio is front and center of the world right now, not just because of the 2016 Olympic games, but also because it harbors the Zika virus. In this episode, infectious disease specialist Dr. Jennifer McGuire speaks with Dr. Ana Cristancho about the things every neurologist needs to know about this worldwide outbreak. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. Any cases discussed in this episode are fictional and do not contain any patient health identifying information. The content in this episode was approved and vetted by Jennifer McGuire. REFERENCES 1. Bogoch, II, Brady OJ, Kraemer MU, German M, Creatore MI, Kulkarni MA, Brownstein JS, Mekaru SR, Hay SI, Groot E, Watts A and Khan K. Anticipating the international spread of Zika virus from Brazil. Lancet. 2016;387:335-6. 2. Campos GS, Bandeira AC and Sardi SI. Zika Virus Outbreak, Bahia, Brazil. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015;21:1885-6. 3. Duffy MR, Chen TH, Hancock WT, Powers AM, Kool JL, Lanciotti RS, Pretrick M, Marfel M, Holzbauer S, Dubray C, Guillaumot L, Griggs A, Bel M, Lambert AJ, Laven J, Kosoy O, Panella A, Biggerstaff BJ, Fischer M and Hayes EB. Zika virus outbreak on Yap Island, Federated States of Micronesia. The New England journal of medicine. 2009;360:2536-43. 4. Hayes EB. Zika virus outside Africa. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009;15:1347-50. 5. Mlakar J, Korva M, Tul N, Popovic M, Poljsak-Prijatelj M, Mraz J, Kolenc M, Resman Rus K, Vesnaver Vipotnik T, Fabjan Vodusek V, Vizjak A, Pizem J, Petrovec M and Avsic Zupanc T. Zika Virus Associated with Microcephaly. The New England journal of medicine. 2016;374:951-8.