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Join UNC School of Medicine experts for panel discussion, Q&A

Location: Nelson Mandela Auditorium, UNC Fed Ex Global Education Center
Helen Lazear, Anne Lyerly, Claire Farel, Elizabeth Stringer

Do you have questions about the Zika virus and how it spreads? If you’re traveling this holiday season, do you know how to protect yourself from Zika? Do you have questions about Zika and pregnancy? Do you know all the ways the virus can be transmitted? What about the likelihood of a Zika epidemic here in North Carolina?

With more than 4,175 cases of Zika reported in the U.S. and another 31,198 reported in U.S. territories as of Nov. 11, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns people not to be complacent when it comes to protecting one’s self from the virus, especially for those who are traveling this holiday season and for women who are pregnant or considering pregnancy.

Those who would like to learn more about the virus and its transmission are invited to attend “Unraveling Zika,” an expert panel discussion and Q&A from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the UNC Fed Ex Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St., in Chapel Hill.

Claire Farel, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic, will serve as moderator. Panelists include Helen Lazear, PhD, assistant professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Elizabeth Stringer, MD, associate professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Anne Lyerly, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist and bioethicist.

More information at the UNC Healthcare Newroom