In 2016, the Zika virus became a household word when the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued statements regarding the association of Zika virus infection with neurologic syndromes and congenital malformations. In January 2017, Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine published a comprehensive special section, The Zika Virus Global Pandemic: The Latest Emerging Infection, to provide the latest information and spark additional collaboration among pathologists, researchers, and clinicians to learn more about the virus and protect patients from it.
This activity includes three articles from that special section, and a 12-question post-test written by the article authors: Dr. Jana M. Ritter, Dr. Alan L. Rothman, and Dr. David A. Schwartz. The post-test checks your understanding of key points and contains brief case scenarios that allow you to apply article concepts.
The following articles are included in the activity:
- Maria Gabriela Alvarado and David A. Schwartz (2017) Zika Virus Infection in Pregnancy, Microcephaly, and Maternal and Fetal Health: What We Think, What We Know, and What We Think We Know. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: January 2017, Vol. 141, No. 1, pp. 26-32.
- Jana M. Ritter, Roosecelis B. Martines, and Sherif R. Zaki (2017) Zika Virus: Pathology From the Pandemic. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: January 2017, Vol. 141, No. 1, pp. 49-59.
- Carey L. Medin and Alan L. Rothman (2017) Zika Virus: The Agent and Its Biology, With Relevance to Pathology. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: January 2017, Vol. 141, No. 1, pp. 33-42.
After completing this SAM eligible activity and post-test, you should be able to:
- Describe the genetics and physical structure of the Zika virus (ZIKV).
- Identify the biology and life cycle of flavivirus infections.
- Determine how pathology specimens are used to diagnose ZIKV infection.
- Recognize the clinical and pathologic findings associated with ZIKV.
- Associate maternal history and symptoms and fetal gross and pathologic findings with probable congenital Zika syndrome.
- Describe the results of experimental laboratory testing performed to explain the cellular basis of the effects of ZIKV infection on fetuses.
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a
maximum of 3
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the American Board of Pathology’s (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).
Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Section 3 Credit
Accreditation in Canada: This event is an Accredited Self Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists - Association Canadienne des Pathologistes. You may claim a maximum of 3 hours equivalent to 9 credits.
You have a total of three opportunities to take and pass the post-test. If you correctly answer 70% or more of the post-test items, you may claim credit. CME/SAM credit can be applied to the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Self-Assessment Module (SAM) requirements. The AMA requires that you pass the post-test in a enduring program to claim credit; therefore, if you do not pass, you cannot claim credit.
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This activity and evaluation is available June 20, 2017 and will expire on June 18, 2020 12:00 AM (ET). You MUST claim credit by this date and time.