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Zika knowledge, preparedness low among U.S. pediatricians

Key clinical point: U.S. pediatricians report low preparedness for managing Zika infection in infants.

Major finding: Half of U.S. pediatricians feel prepared to give preventive and travel advice for Zika, but less than a third felt prepared for testing, management, referral, or reporting cases.

Study details: The findings are based on 576 postresidency members of the American Academy of Pediatrics who responded to the 2018 Periodic Survey of Fellows.

Disclosures: The research was funded by the AAP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Citation:

REPORTING FROM PAS 2019