TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host a conference call and webinar with Florida hospital workers – including OBGYNS, doctors and those who work with pregnant women – on how Zika is spread, its symptoms, treatments and proper precautions.  The CDC call and webinar will take place tomorrow afternoon and the Florida Department of Health will be sharing information with health care workers on how to participate.

Governor Rick Scott said, “Last week, I requested the CDC to conduct this call and I thank them for quickly scheduling it to ensure those on the front lines of helping patients with the Zika virus have the most up-to-date information to protect themselves and others.  It is imperative that doctors, especially OBGYNs and those that provide care to pregnant women, hear guidelines from the CDC on protocols to take when dealing with this virus.  While all of the 16 Zika cases in Florida are travel-related, we will continue to do all we can to ensure we stay ahead of any possible spread of the Zika virus and protect public health in our state.”

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