Chikungunya Fever: An Emerging Infection in the Western Hemisphere



About this Webinar

Date: Thursday, October 09, 2014

Author: Batterman, Hollis J., MD
Medical Director
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Also by this Author 

Category: CE Credit, Webinar

Description: Dr. Holly Batterman explains the epidemiology of chikungunya infection, describes the clinical features of the infection and how to recognize potential complications as well as discusses appropriate laboratory diagnostic testing.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Understand the epidemiology of chikungunya infection, especially as it relates to the current outbreak in the Western Hemisphere
• Describe the clinical features of chikungunya infection and recognize potential complications
• Order the appropriate laboratory diagnostic testing for chikungunya based on symptom onset
• ASCLS P.A.C.E.® credits available to laboratory professionals through April 2, 2015.