I’m an obstetrician-gynecologist treating women with Zika: this is what it’s like

by Christine Curry, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami, Florida, USAPhysicians like me are learning about Zika along with our patients. This takes a dose of humility on our part and an understanding from our patients that we learn something new every single day.As a medical student, I remember reading books about the early days of the HIV epidemic and wondering what it was like for doctors to take care of patients who had a new, unknown disease. It seemed to me it would be frightening for both patients and doctors alike. I didn’t expect that early in my career as an OB-GYN, I would be caught in the middle of another new disease outbreak.FULL ARTICLE: The Conversation, 5 August 2016