Check Out a 6ABC Zika Facebook Chat with an Einstein Infectious Disease Specialist

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Aug 4, 2016 3:24:07 PM

Einstein Healthcare Network's Eric Sachinwalla, MD, an infectious disease specialist, recently took part in a live Facebook chat about the Zika virus with 6ABC Action News.

The chat has since closed, but if you're interested in reading the many questions that participants asked, along with Dr. Sachinwalla's answers, you can click on the graphic below. You'll be taken to the archived chat on Facebook.

As of this writing, 15 people have been infected with the Zika virus in a small community just north Miami, Fla., raising questions about travel to the state. The Zika virus has been associated with the severe birth defect known as microcephaly, in which babies are born with smaller than normal heads, contributing to a variety of serious physical and developmental issues.

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Topics: Infectious Diseases, Zika

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