Olympics in a Time of Zika – Home Study

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Zika infection is associated with fetal microcephaly, infant brain damage, and multiple neurological conditions in adults. There have been several cases of sexual transmission from travelers returning from Zika endemic areas. Not all pharmacists know the signs and symptoms of Zika infection. So much is unknown about this virus and not all pharmacists know how to counsel their patients about preventative and management strategies when it comes to Zika infection.

This online, home-study activity addresses the signs and symptoms associated with Zika infection. The speaker describes the epidemiology of the Zika virus and discusses some of the preventive strategies that pharmacists can share with their patients. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of the Zika virus, including transmission and populations at risk for infection.
  2. List signs and symptoms of Zika infection, including potential sequalae.
  3. Discuss preventive and management recommendations and strategies to share with patients.

Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Learning Level: 2


Accreditation Information 

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). The following online learning activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.10 CEUs). 

The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-16-133-H04-P

Release Date: August 31, 2016
Expiration Date: August 17, 2019

To claim 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit for this online learning activity entitled, “Olympics in a Time of Zika – Home Study,” participants must complete the CPE assessment and evaluation questions.

Participants will need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. Credit will be awarded upon achieving a passing score of 70% or better. Please visit CPE Monitor for your transcript.

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this CPE examination. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the examination a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the test. The deadline to claim CPE credit for this online learning activity is August 17, 2019.



Olympics in a Time of Zika – Home Study is an online continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.



Paola N. Lichtenberger, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Director, University of Miami Tropical Medicine Program
Miami, Florida



Paola N. Lichtenberger, MD and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria.  For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, please visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association.


Activity Fee

This online learning activity is free to APhA members as an exclusive member benefit for 30 days after release. Thereafter, this home-study will also be accessible to non-members at a cost of $129. 


System Requirements

Windows XP, Windows 2003 or Windows Vista
Display resolution of 800x600 or higher
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 or later, Firefox 2.0 or later, or Google Chrome 1.0
For Firefox and Chrome, Silverlight 1.0 or later
Windows Media Player 9.0 or later
Broadband Internet connection (256 Kbps or more)
No network blocks or filters that disable streaming media

Mac OS X 10.5 or later
Safari 2.0.4 or later (or Firefox 2.0 or later) Silverlight 1.0
Broadband Internet connection (256 Kbps or more)
No network blocks or filters that disable streaming media.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-16-133-H04-P 0.1 CEUs August 17, 2016 - August 17, 2019
ACPE# 0202-0000-16-134-H04-P 0.05 CEUs August 31, 2016 - August 31, 2019