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Zika: Coming to a Correctional Facility Near You?  

Author:  Emeli Anderson cMPH.; Anne Spaulding MD MPH.

Source: Volume 18, Number 01, November/December 2016 , pp.15-16(2)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Correctional managers should be on the lookout for Zika virus infection in their populations and consider what role their facility ought to take in the prevention, identification, and management of this new pathogen. As of October 19, 2016 all states with the exception of Alaska, have reported at least one case of travel-associated Zika virus. This article examines our current knowledge about Zika, its identifying diagnostic symptoms, routes of transmission, and effective approaches to screening, diagnosis, and treatment. The report highlights infection control practices recently adopted by the Miami-Dade County Jail and summarizes the most important recommendations of a recent Bureau of Prisons bulletin, “Zika Virus.”

Keywords: Zika Virus; Zika Transmission; Zika Symptoms

Affiliations:  1: Emory University; 2: Emory University.

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