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Charitable Giving: Zika Virus

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Since the Zika virus began to spread across the Americas in early 2015, Johns Hopkins Medicine has been at the forefront of groundbreaking research into Zika’s potential effects and has cared for many patients who have been exposed to or contracted the virus. The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics has been heavily involved in Zika initiatives, as pregnant women and their fetuses can typically be the most negatively affected by Zika transmission. Our physicians are actively researching the development of Zika in the fetus and how the virus is transmitted from the mother to the fetus. Additionally, our physicians care for many pregnant women who have contracted Zika. They will continue to improve diagnosis for this disease and treatment for affected fetuses.

Our team is led by Jeanne Sheffield, M.D., the director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and an executive committee member of the Johns Hopkins Zika Center, a multidisciplinary effort dedicated to caring for pregnant women, newborns, and men and women of all ages affected by Zika.

With your help, we can continue to pursue our goal of researching this evolving pandemic to help protect current and future generations. Thank you for helping us in our mission. For more information, please contact

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To make a gift or pledge online, please complete our secure online giving form.

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To speak to someone directly about making a gift, please call 443-287-7946

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Mail your donation to:
Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
550 N. Broadway, Suite 701B
Baltimore, MD 21205