Health Ministry workers participate in a day of mosquito spraying  to prevent the spread of the Zika Virus.

Health Ministry workers participate in a day of mosquito spraying to prevent the spread of the Zika Virus.

Concerns about the mosquito-borne Zika virus have escalated – both among those who may be traveling to affected areas, but also now locally, where three cases were recently identified. We speak with a health department official about risks and testing, and we hear from an entomologist about prevention and the local mosquitoes which carry the virus.

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  • Raja’a Satouri M.D.; Deputy Director for Medical Services, Fairfax County Health Department (Va.)
  • Michael Raupp "Bug Guy" and Professor of Entomology, University of Maryland
  • Lucy Wilson Chief, Surveillance, Infection Prevention and Outbreak Response, Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene

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