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“A to Zika” Twitter Town Hall All Day Today

Released: 8/29/2016

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be holding an #AtoZika Twitter Town Hall all day today, LIVE on Twitter. For the first time ever, public health experts will answer questions directly from the public.  Department officials will visit Twitter’s D.C. headquarters to engage and educate the public about the virus, including symptoms, prevention, vaccine and improved diagnostics development efforts.

 

Join the #AtoZika Twitter Town Hall on Tuesday, August 30th. 

This Tuesday, for the first time ever, public health experts from across the Department will answer questions directly from you, live on Twitter.  We will visit Twitter’s D.C. headquarters to engage and educate the public about the virus, including symptoms, prevention, vaccine and improved diagnostics development efforts, the need for additional funding and more.

 

Submit your questions about the Zika virus on Twitter using #AtoZika

 

Zika is spread primarily through a mosquito’s bite. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects like microcephaly and is associated with other adverse pregnancy outcomes. At HHS, is working to prevent, detect and respond to the Zika virus here in the U.S. with a focus on reducing the risk of Zika to pregnant women and women of childbearing age. 

 

The HHS Department wants to hear your questions and concerns about Zika, and let you know what HHS and the Administration are doing to combat the virus. Don’t forget to invite your friends and family to the town hall! Share the event on Twitter and Facebook to help us get the word out. They want to hear from you tomorrow!