Video: Pediatric Care for Zika

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By UM News 

UM pediatric specialist Ivan A. Gonzalez, M.D. helps mothers and their young children deal with uncertainties of the Zika virus.

Ivan A. Gonzalez, M.D., co-director of the Zika Response Team, housed in the Department of Pediatrics, and assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, discusses the role and importance of caring for babies and their mothers through potential and active Zika infection. Gonzalez specializes in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases and his research interests include patients with recurrent soft tissue infection with MRSA, recurrent fevers, fevers of unknown origin, tropical infections as well as potential immunodeficiency patients. Since the outbreak and spread of the Zika virus in South Florida, Gonzalez has been pivotal in the realm of pediatric care for young children who have Zika, or who could have Zika through mother-to-child transmission.

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