Zika: Innocent until proven guilty

Leonelo Bautista, M.D., MPH, DrPH, is an associate professor in the Department of Populations Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Public Health.

Leonelo Bautista

Given the recent emergence and spread of Zika virus (ZKV) infection in the Western Hemisphere and the heightened concern about its potential health implications, Bautista has examined the existing evidence and analyzed publicly available data on this issue. In his talk, he will address the following questions:

  1. Was there an outbreak of microcephaly in Northeast Brazil in 2015-2016?
  2. Was the microcephaly outbreak in Northeast Brazil a consequence of a ZIKV outbreak?
  3. Do case reports provide evidence of a ZIKV-microcephaly association?
  4. Is there evidence of an association from analytical studies?
  5. Why should we care about heightened ZIKV-microcephaly concerns?

Livestream the presentation at: http://live.videos.med.wisc.edu.

The seminar will also be available in the Innovations in Medical Education Video Library: http://videos.med.wisc.edu/events/5