Learnings From Delivering a Baby Infected With Zika
JUL 14, 2016 | CONTAGION EDITORIAL STAFF
Abdulla Al-Khan, MD, director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, describes his learnings from delivering a baby with Zika-related microcephaly.
Interview Transcript (slightly modified for readability)
“I think the major lesson that I’ve learned is that we have to do every single thing possible, as healthcare providers, as organizations, [in] healthcare facilities, [both] at a state level [and] at a federal level, to combat this condition. This [threat], if not dealt with, and brought to a halt early in the game, is going to have serious implications [for] the [next] generation of Americans.
The lesson that I’ve learned is that we have to get together as a community [and] as doctors, and do every single thing to [better] understand [the possible complications of] Zika infection [during] pregnancy, and bring a halt to [this threat].”
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