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Q&A with Camila Ventura, Zika Family Caregiver

June 12, 2018, 10:37 am by TEDMED - Medical Discussions

Camila Ventura is a Brazilian retina specialist who is dedicated to understanding and fighting Congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). Camila’s work with Zika began during the 2015 outbreak in Brazil, when she first reported the ocular findings of three babies affected by the virus during pregnancy. We caught up with Camila to find out more about her … Continue reading "Q&A with Camila Ventura, Zika Family Caregiver" The post Q&A with Camila Ventura, Zika Family Caregiver appeared first on TEDMED Blog.


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