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Telemedicine Allows Brazilian Families With Zika-Related Microcephalic Infants To Consult Specialists

NPR: Brazilian Doctor Crafts System Hailed As ‘Way Forward’ For Combating Zika
“…Dr. Sandra Mattos, a pediatric cardiologist, checks in with her tiny patients [with microcephaly and their parents] from her laptop. Her screen is split, showing various hospital rooms around Brazil’s northern Paraiba state. Mattos is practicing telemedicine, which allows doctors like her to diagnose and treat patients at a distance. The rational is pretty straightforward — it gives people in remote communities access to specialist care…” (Garcia-Navarro, 4/10).

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