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DBCH to Offer Zika Training on July 21st

Published: 7/7/2016

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.

The MRC of Dutchess County is part of a national network of volunteers dedicated to supporting public health infrastructure as well as disaster preparedness and response in the community. The MRC is comprised of both healthcare and non-healthcare professionals who support Dutchess County’s Departments of Emergency Response and Behavioral & Community Health when responding to incidents of all kinds.

To reserve a seat at this training, please contact Joe Ryan, MRC Coordinator, at (845) 486-2493 or To learn more about the Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County, visit