Newark Community Health Center was visited by the State Department of Health today in effort to raise public awareness of the Zika Virus. Acting Commissioner Cathleen D. Bennett and State Epidemiologist Dr. Tina Tan facilitated an overview of Zika Virus, explaining its symptoms, the countries that have outbreaks in Central and South America and the Caribbean, the method of transmission, risks for pregnant women and travel guidance from CDC. Immediately after the presentation, Epidemiologist Dr. Tina Tan led a robust Q & A session. The audience was thoroughly engaged and captivated by the information presented.
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