TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host a second conference call with Florida health care workers – including OBGYNS, doctors and those who work with pregnant women – on the CDC’s most recent update and guidance regarding Zika. This is in response to Governor Scott’s request following news of a person-to-person transmitted case last week. The CDC call 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, “It is important that Florida health care providers stay ahead of the possible spread of the Zika virus and have up-to-date information to keep all Floridians and visitors safe. I am glad the CDC is quickly responding to my request for another call to make sure all hospital workers are updated on the symptoms and treatments. While all 62 cases of Zika in Florida are travel related, it is important we take proactive measures to prevent the spread of the Zika virus. The Department of Heath will continue to be in constant contact with all health officials across our state to keep all Floridians safe.”



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