Pediatric Specialists Must Employ New Strategies To Address Zika Among Children In Americas, Hotez Says

Reuters: Zika’s impact on children will require new medical approach: expert
“The spread of Zika virus through the Americas is likely to affect tens of thousands of children with a wide range of neurological and psychiatric problems in the next year, requiring a new approach to their care, a leading U.S. disease expert said on Monday. Dr. Peter Hotez of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine wrote in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics that a host of pediatric specialists, including neurologists and experts in rehabilitation medicine, ‘will need to mobilize quickly to get ahead of this fast-moving train’…” (Berkrot, 6/20).

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