WHO: Heart to Heart International & The University of Kansas Hospital
WHAT: Public Debriefing by Zika Advisory Committee on Emerging Public
WHERE: The University of Kansas Hospital, Dolph C. Simons, Jr. Family
WHEN: Wednesday, March 16, 9:30 am
MEDIA: Please call with questions and to confirm your attendance, 913-588-5246
BACKGROUND: Dr. Jackenson Davilmar, Medical Director, Haiti, Heart to Heart
International and Dr. Rick Randolph, Chief Medical Officer, Heart to Heart International
Together, with Dr. Lee Norman, Chief Medical Officer, The University of Kansas Health
System recently met with KDHE Epidemiologist Charlie Hunt and Sarah Brown, PhD, Assistant Director of Clinical Pathology Programs with the St. Louis-based Pathologists Overseas, to discuss health concerns related to the growing Zika virus outbreak abroad. The most recent case of Zika virus diagnosed in Missouri originated in Haiti.
Doctors will brief reporters on the key challenges inherent with fighting the spread of Zika virus in Haiti and similar populations where birth control is not accessible, sex education is poor coupled with a high prevalence of rape; efforts to educate and provide mosquito abatement and protection; and the impact of the Zika virus abroad on the U.S.