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Think Health Science: Preparing For Zika In Texas

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The mosquito-borne Zika Virus has already seen a minor outbreak in Florida, and in Texas, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has seen 38 reported cases (as of August 15, 2016). What should the state be doing to prepare for a possible outbreak? What steps can you take to prepare? Although most people affected by the virus won’t develop symptoms, Zika has been linked to birth defects. How will the virus affect our population?

Join us at Think Health Science: Preparing For Zika In Texas to get your questions answered. Learn what you need to know to prepare, and what area officials are doing to help protect our population.

This free community event takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 at the Pestana Lecture Hall on the campus of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. TPR’s Bioscience & Medical reporter Wendy Rigby will moderate a panel consisting of Health Science Center faculty members Patrick Ramsey, M.D., M.S.P.H., Jason Bowling, M.D., and Anil Mangla, M.D., of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. 

Reserve your space at this link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2592964

Dr. Ramsey will discuss the impact on pregnant women and babies, screening/monitoring and maternal health care, and safety of mosquito repellents in pregnancy. He is an active member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Infectious Disease Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology, among others. As an active researcher and educator, he has received numerous awards and accolades and published over 80 peer-reviewed papers in major journals. His research interests are clinical trials, prevention of preterm birth, labor management, and management of medical complications of pregnancy.

Dr. Bowling will discuss the history, transmission, clinical symptoms, diagnosis and prevention of Zika. He is an infectious disease specialist seeing patients at UT Medicine. He joined the Division of Infectious Diseases faculty in 2010. Since joining, he has maintained an active role as a clinician. He rotates as the attending faculty physician on the inpatient infectious diseases consult service, the inpatient HIV medicine ward team, and the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Clinic for which he is also the medical director.

Dr. Mangla will address current city efforts to help protect the population from the spread of Zika Virus.


Think Health Science: Preparing For Zika In Texas
Thursday, August 25, 6:30 p.m.
Pestana Lecture Hall
UT Health Science Center
RSVP: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2592964