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Insect Repellants and Pregnancy in the Zika Era

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This webinar, originally presented on May 10, 2016, is part of an ongoing series of educational presentations by experts on issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review our understanding of the effects of Zika virus during pregnancy
  • Examine available toxicity data for the two insect repellants suggested for personal protection against Zika
    - N, N-diethyl-30methylbenzamide (DEET)
    - Permethrin
  • Evaluate epidemiologic data from human pregnancies about the effects of DEET and permethrin during pregnancy

Presented By:

Blair Wylie, MD, MPH
Mass General Hospital
Boston, MA

Dr. Blair Wylie is a practicing maternal fetal medicine physician with a research interest in malaria in pregnancy and reproductive environmental health. The intersection of those two interests have stimulated a particular interest in pesticides.

Approximate Completion Time

60 minutes

Continuing Education Information

This course qualifies as continuing education for physicians, nurses, certified health education specialists and other professionals provided by the Centers for Disease Control and its partners. 

Origination Date – 06/14/16
Expiration Date – 06/14/18

CE Available

1.0 CME (for physicians)

1.0 CME (attendance for non-physicians)

1.0 CNE (for nurses)

.10 CEU (for other professionals)

1.0 CHES (for certified health education specialists)

Accreditation Statements

This material was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: 1U61TS000237-02 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.

Training Material

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  • Post-Test
  • Presentation PDF
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