Zika is a mosquito-borne disease currently spreading throughout multiple countries, three US territories, and in two small areas of Miami, FL, in the continental United States. People with Zika may seek care from various healthcare settings, including emergency departments.
CMS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION / National Webinar on the Newly Released CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule
CMS is hosting a call open to the public on Wednesday, October 5 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET to discuss in detail the provisions of the Emergency Preparedness Conditions of Participation/Conditions of Coverage Final Regulation, the enforcement/survey process, and opportunities for technical assistance. CMS is also soliciting questions in advance and the call will also include a Q&A session.
Call in option: 1-877-873-8018
Access code: 9869470
** Information is also updated below **
1. Case number update (MI & US)-KIM SIGNS
2. New information (Including lab testing) for pregnant women-EDEN WELLS and JAN MATTHEWS-GREER
3. Update on Zika Epidemiology: Florida-MARY GRACE STOBIERSKI AND KIM SIGNS
Call In: 877-873-8018
Update - Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, July 2016 (July 25, 2016)
Update - Interim Guidance for Pevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, July 2016 (July 25, 2016)
COCA CALL: LITTLE BITE, BIG DISEASE: RECOGNIZING AND MANAGING TICKBORNE ILLNESSES
Little Bite, Big Disease: Recognizing and Managing Tickborne Illnesses
Overview:Ticks transmit over a dozen infectious pathogens in the United States, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Recent discoveries of emerging pathogens such as Borrelia mayonii andEhrlichia muris add to the complexity of properly diagnosing and treating tickborne diseases. As we approach summer and people become more active in the outdoors, reports of tick bites and tickborne diseases are expected to increase. Clinicians can help prevent complications associated with tickborne diseases with early recognition and prompt treatment.
During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the treatment, management, and prevention of tickborne diseases in the U.S., with an emphasis on Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and newly emerging tickborne diseases.
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