The mosquito-borne Zika Virus has already seen a minor outbreak in Florida, and in Texas, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has seen 38 reported cases (as of August 15, 2016). What should the state be doing to prepare for a possible outbreak? What steps can you take to prepare? Although most people affected by the virus won’t develop symptoms, Zika has been linked to birth defects. How will the virus affect our population?
Join us at Think Health Science: Preparing For Zika In Texas to get your questions answered. Learn what you need to know to prepare, and what area officials are doing to help protect our population.
This free community event takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 at the Pestana Lecture Hall on the campus of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. TPR’s Bioscience & Medical reporter Wendy Rigby will moderate a panel consisting of Health Science Center faculty members Patrick Ramsey, M.D., M.S.P.H., Jason Bowling, M.D., and Anil Mangla, M.D., of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.
Reserve your space at this link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2592964
For full event details visit Texas Public Radio