WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will discuss the risk of a Zika virus outbreak in the U.S. this summer and the ways its potential impact could be mitigated. Frieden will speak at a National Press Club Speaker Luncheon Monday, April 25.
Mosquitoes-spread Zika virus is linked to deaths and brain damage in babies. Its epidemic in South and Central America has been declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization earlier this year and U.S. officials see the risk of small clusters of Zika in the country as it gets warmer, calling for funds and response plans.
The Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session, ending at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by going to the following link. The cost of luncheon admission is $24 for National Press Club members and $38 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation.
National Press Club Luncheons are webcast live on press.org.
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The Press Club is on the 13th floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Credentialed press may cover this event with ID.
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