Nursing Grand Rounds | MERS, Chikungunya, Dengue and Zika

Just a Plane Ride Away

Earn free CE at UW Continuing Nursing Education.


"We live in a global village," says Dr. Chris Baliga, "everything really is just a plane ride away." Many travelers to tropical climates are worried they could bring home something more than their suntans and souvenirs. This module addresses viral diseases that have made recent news headlines, sharing advice for pre-travel counseling as well as information about the current CDC guidelines for prevention and assessment of the Zika virus. 

The lecture was recorded April 2016 by Continuing Nursing Education at the 27th Annual Pacific NW Ambulatory Care Nursing Conference. Teaching methods include video, audio and downloadable handouts.

This course will be available through April 2019.


Photo of Kristen Swanson, speaker at UWCNE Nursing Grand Rounds.


Chris Baliga, MD
Infectious Disease Physician, Virginia Mason, Seattle





What participants found significant—

"Christopher Baliga was a delightful font of knowledge and experience."

"There is so much information out there about the various diseases one can get while traveling. Dr. Baliga simplified things and made it easier for me to answer questions about these viruses. " 


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If you would like to receive contact hours for watching this presentation online, please register.

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Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After viewing this nursing grand rounds, you will be better able to:

  1. ​Describe the epidemiology, clinical features, treatment and complications of Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya and MERS.
  2. Learn how to counsel someone going to an at risk area.
  3. Recognize current CDC recommendations for Zika. 

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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