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A to Zika recording available

This webinar explores the unique challenges that the Zika virus presents as an emerging disease. Transmission primarily occurs through a mosquito bite, but there are reported cases of sexual transmission, and it is possible that solid organ donation could lead to transmission as well.

It is important for the transplant community to understand that Zika transmission to recipients may be possible if they are transplanted with an infected organ. The Zika virus may pass from donor to recipient, or recipients may become infected after international travel. It is unknown how immunosuppression affects transplant recipients’ health and what role Zika may play in retaining or eroding their healthy status.

A recording is now available. It lasts approximately 60 minutes and can be accessed here. The objectives are as follows:

1. Describe epidemiology and risk factors for Zika
2. Discuss potential for Zika transmission through transplantation
3. Locate resources for up to date information and strategies for the Zika virus

Evaluation and Assessment
Once you have viewed the recording, click here to access the evaluation and assessment. For those interested in receiving credit for participation, ABTC will award 1 CEPTC credit. To receive credit, you must complete the assessment. If you do not wish to receive CEPTC credit you will not be required to take the assessment.

Other Resources
Additional information and resources on A to Zika can be found on the OPTN and Transplant ProSM (hyperlink to exact page) websites.

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