Nearly every year there seems to be some new epidemic that crops up, creating healthcare crises and worldwide panic. Robert Kalayjian, MD, director of infectious diseases at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, says these epidemics are becoming more common, and he explained the implications for public health during a session at SECO 2016.
Mosquito-born virus, Zika, is expected to find its way to the United States. The result of infection can be devastating for pregnant women. Other viral infections being seen more commonly in infants are Chikungunya and syphilis. Learn more
Thanks to international travel and the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito that carries chikungunya, the disease has spread extremely rapidly throughout the Caribbean and southern United States. Dermatologists should make themselves aware of skin signs and symptoms.