Virtual Congressional Briefing on Zika Virus and its Potential Impact on Public Health

The Washington Global Health Alliance and the Institute for Health and Metrics Evaluation (IHME) invite you to “Zika Virus: A brief overview and its potential impact on public health” on Wednesday, July 6th from 3 to 4 pm ET (CT 2-3:00 PM, PT Noon-1:00 PM). This informal briefing, held in collaboration with Representatives Adam Smith, Sheila Jackson-Lee, and Raul Ruiz, M.D., will provide the history of the Zika Virus Disease, its symptoms, prevention, and current trends in the outbreak. Virtual participation will be available through a live-streaming Facebook page. Local health departments are encouraged to attend and share this information with the public.

Virtual Participation via Livestreaming Facebook page:

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee
Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.

Dr. Michael Gale Jr., Immunologist, University of Washington
Dr. David Pigott, Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Dr. Peter J. Hotez, Founding Dean of National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Joseph C. Gathe Jr., Infectious Disease Specialist, Travel Medicine Clinic Houston Texas, Largest HIV Practice in the United States


About Katie Dwyer

Katie Schemm Dwyer is a Director in NACCHO's Preparedness Division. Her work focuses on supporting local health departments strengthen public health preparedness systems through governance, coordination and liaison with federal preparedness organizations, policy, and program management.

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