Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
Date: February 9, 2016
|WHO:||Karyl Rattay, MD, MS, Division Director, Division of Public Health (DPH) Awele Maduka-Ezeh, MD, Medical Director, DPH|
DPH will announce the first Delaware Zika case in an adult female. It is travel-related and pregnancy is not an issue. Drs.
Rattay and Maduka-Ezeh will share the latest recommendations and information.
Zika is a generally mild illness currently widespread in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Anyone who lives or travels in the impacted areas can be infected. Zika is mosquito-borne and most people who are infected with Zika do not develop symptoms. The most serious threat linked to Zika is birth defects in infants whose mother contracted the disease. DPH is focusing its messaging and awareness on preventing exposure for pregnant women and their partners.
|WHEN:||Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 1:45 p.m.|
|CALL:||Dial 302-526-5475, then enter conference ID: 1627127|
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.