Zika Prevention Roundtable Set in Tarpon Springs
The roundtable discussion will include experts from local health care agencies and county mosquito control.
TARPON SPRINGS – In its continuing effort to maximize partner relationships and public outreach, Pinellas County will hold a roundtable discussion about the Zika virus and local prevention efforts at 9 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 20) at the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road.
Pinellas County Mosquito Control staff and area experts will discuss best practices for combating the mosquito-borne illness and share ongoing efforts with municipal partners and residents. The informational open house will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a roundtable discussion, and a question and answer session.
The roundtable panel, moderated by Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Charlie Justice, will include University of South Florida Health, Department of Global Health Chair Dr. Thomas Unnasch; Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County Director Dr. Ulyee Choe; Public Health, Safety and Welfare Assistant County Administrator John Bennett; and Mosquito Control Program Coordinator Brian Lawton.
“Pinellas County is committed to the public health and safety of our residents,” Justice said. “By holding a roundtable discussion, we are able to share our community’s ongoing efforts with our partners and residents.”
For information about Pinellas County mosquito control, go to pinellascounty.org.
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