Zika Virus Webcasts - Johns Hopkins and the National Academy of Medicine
JHU Center for Global Health - Archived Webcast: "Zika: the Current Epidemic, Research Agenda, & Public Health Response"
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health sought experts from its faculty and those outside in collaborating organizations who will outline the current status of the Zika epidemic. The panel of experts presented on the evidence surrounding this epidemic, and its associated sequelae. The second half of the event featured a discussion about what the research agenda should be and steps towards control.
The event was streamed live on the Hopkins CGH website and an archived version is available.
Click here to view: JHU Center for Global Health - Archived Webcast: "Zika: the Current Epidemic, Research Agenda, & Public Health Response"
NAM - Archived Webcast "Research Priorities to Inform Public Health and Medical Practice for Domestic Zika Virus: A Workshop"
At the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a one-day public workshop on February 16, 2016 to explore potential research priorities arising as a result of the emergence of Zika virus in the United States.
There is an urgent need for additional research to better characterize the Zika virus, especially those issues related to means of transmission and infection during pregnancy. Additional epidemiologic, entomologic, and virology research of the Zika virus under real-world conditions could provide a more robust evidence base to inform medical and public health efforts to protect those at-risk. Such research could also provide much needed answers to questions about health risks and appropriate public health and medical interventions.
This workshop brought together key stakeholders and experts to discuss the research priorities needed to inform medical and public health practice that can be implemented under real world conditions to better understand the true risk that Zika virus poses to the public in the U.S. and adequate prevention efforts and interventions to mitigate that risk.
For more information on the ZIka virus, please visit the CDC Zika Homepage.