Microbes, maternal-infant health and Zika
Desiree LaBeaud, MD, is a Stanford pediatrician and infectious disease researcher who has dedicated her efforts to better understanding the risk factors and long-term health consequences of arboviral infections. Among the diseases she focuses on is Zika. She will be speaking at the second annual Childx symposium, a conference focused on inspiring innovation in pediatric and maternal health, taking place April 21 and 22 at Stanford. Dr. LaBeaud is part of a session examining the correlation between microbes and maternal-infant health, as well as the current understanding of Zika virus as an emerging pathogen, and its effects on the developing fetus.