The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County will offer an educational program on the Zika virus on Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m., at the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, 392 Creek Road in Poughkeepsie. The training is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; reservations are required.
“As part of our regular training series for MRC volunteers, we are pleased to present an update on the latest developments regarding Zika virus, and how residents can prepare and prevent Zika from spreading should they encounter the virus in their travels,” said Henry J. Kurban, MD, MBA, MPH, FACPM, Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health. “The presentation will also include a review of Zika virus-related activities in Dutchess County.”
The training, led by DBCH Public Health Advisor Alison Kaufman, DVM, will share which areas of the world are currently affected by Zika, recommendations for prevention, risk factors associated with Zika virus, and what Dutchess County will do to respond should Zika virus occur in our area.