Zika Virus: Update and Overview
Category: Microbiology
Contact Hours: 1
Course Author: Dr. Linda Pifer, PhD, SM(ASCP), GS(ABB)
Course Level: Basic
ASCLS P.A.C.E.® #: 511-023-19
CE Broker #: 20-570261
Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
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Pages: 9
Quiz Questions: 12

At the end of this course the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe where Zika virus was first discovered.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of other viruses in the family to which Zika virus belongs.
  3. Recognize species of mosquitoes that vector Zika virus in the continental U.S.A.
  4. Elaborate upon how Zika virus can and cannot be transmitted.
  5. Describe the pathology caused by Zika virus in the fetus and newborn.
  6. Detail the common pathology exerted by Zika virus in the adult patient.
  7. Define the more severe pathologic manifestations of Zika virus in adults
  8. Specify whether molecular testing is available yet for Zika virus.
  9. State which Zika diagnostic test should be performed on patients within the first 2 weeks after the onset of symptoms.
  10. Expand upon the role of the Trioplex assay for Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue viruses in the current Zika crisis.
  11. Explain where you would send an equivocally positive (+/-) Zika specimen for further testing.
  12. Show that you have learned the most authoritative source of safety information with regard to Zika virus, pregnancy, and travel into the “Zika zone”.


Course Type Course Code Price
Online - Complete Course
Course is available online IMMEDIATELY after purchase
Reading material is presented in a PDF or PowerPoint format
One copy of the reading material can be printed out or saved
Quiz answers are entered online & graded immediately
YOU print your certificate from your Course History
O-M024 $10.00

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