Building Physician Networks as Part of the Zika Response

Nia Heard-Garris*, Sanjeev Arora, Nicole Lurie

*Corresponding author for this work

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The global community needs to easily identify and respond to new and reemerging threats, such as H1N1, Ebola, and most recently Zika. Clinicians are often the first-line providers to recognize these threats, but yet have few opportunities to learn from each other in real time. In this concept article, we describe the ways clinical information is traditionally shared during a public health emergency and then introduce new mechanisms to facilitate physician communication and learning as a part of the response to Zika.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-261
Number of pages3
JournalDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017


  • Zika
  • communication
  • emergency preparedness
  • physician networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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