A seminar titled “Zika Virus – What Clinicians Need to Know” was organized by CME committee of Apollo Hospitals Dhaka on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Dr. Nikhat Ara, Consultant-Microbiology and Infection Control at the Department of Lab Medicine, was the main speaker at this event, where she discussed the following topics:
• Zika virus and its vector
• Epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Zika virus disease
• Pregnancy and Zika virus
• The relationship of Zika and microcephaly
The seminar was presided over by Prof. Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam, retired Vice Chancellor of BSMMU, and a discussion session was carried out by a group of panelists consisting of Dr. Borhan Uddin Ahmad, Dr. Gulshan Ara, Dr. Quamrul Hassan and Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman. Doctors and consultants from Apollo Hospitals Dhaka and other hospitals actively participated in the discussion.
The staff and management of Apollo Hospitals Dhaka also attended this CME session.