With more than 23,000 cases of Zika in the continental U.S. and U.S. territories — including hard-hit Puerto Rico — this Forum will continue a conversation begun in March 2016 to discuss the risks and response to the spreading Zika virus. The focus will be on the U.S. and Caribbean, as well as other regions experiencing increases in cases. Public health experts will examine our deepening understanding of how the virus works and how its spread may be controlled; where potential Congressional funding might be best spent (a vote is expected soon); how vaccines might potentially help; and how public health messaging around the virus may impact at-risk groups, particularly pregnant women.
Marcia Castro, Associate Professor of Demography, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Member of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Brazil Studies Program
Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Cindy Pellegrini, Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs, March of Dimes Foundation
Celeste Philip, Surgeon General and Secretary, State of Florida
Bill Berkrot, Correspondent, Reuters
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