Zika Virus: What Emergency Nurses Need to Know

Source: Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). Published: 8/2018. This two-page infographic discusses the Zika virus, its signs and symptoms, how it is treated, how it can be transmitted, and what emergency nurses should tell their patients about it. It also provides triage tips, and fast facts about the virus. (PDF)
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