Zika Testing and Clinical Management in Maternal and Infant Populations

Texas Department of State Health ServicesJuly 13, 2017Articles

Please join us for the free Texas Department of State Health Services Grand Rounds presentation of Zika Testing and Clinical Management in Maternal and Infant Populations on Wednesday, July 19, from 11:00-12:30 p.m. in the M-100 Conference Room, located in Austin, in the Moreton building (see Central Campus-Austin map) and via live webinar.

This presentation will give providers resources and clinical guidance for assessing Zika risk in pregnant women in Texas, particularly in areas of the state with elevated risk for Zika transmission, and for evaluation of newborns when maternal Zika infection is suspected. Catherine Epps, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital will discuss the status of Zika cases and preparation in Texas, Zika testing and management, including algorithms designed to assist providers with navigating complex recommendations for addressing Zika risks in maternal and infant populations. Dr. Eppes will also educate providers about systems of care that assist pregnant women with evidence of Zika infection as well as families whose infant has been impacted by congenital Zika syndrome.

1.5 Continuing Education/Contact Hours Available for the Following:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Continuing Nursing Education
  • Certified Health Education Specialists and Master-Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Registered Sanitarians
  • Social Workers

A certificate of attendance is available for those not seeking the credits/contact hours listed above. For additional information about CE credits/contact hours, see Continuing Education.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Review the status of Zika cases and Zika preparedness in Texas.
  • Describe routine Zika screening and testing recommendations for pregnant women in Texas.
  • Discuss evaluating for congenital Zika syndrome in infants.
  • Examine Zika testing and interpreting Zika test results.
  • Identify the support available for pregnant women with evidence of Zika infection.
  • Discuss the systems and services available to families of infants with evidence of congenital Zika syndrome.

Grand Rounds is open to any interested learner, including DSHS employees, HHS Enterprise employees, and our many community partners.

To register, please visit the DSHS Grand Rounds website. If you have questions, email


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