Pinellas plans roundtable on Zika prevention to inform residents, municipal partners

Posted at 2:50 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 17:13:21-04

Pinellas County residents interested in learning about what their county officials are doing to combat the Zika virus can attend a roundtable discussion in Tarpon Springs on Tuesday, authorities said.

Pinellas County Mosquito Control staff members and area experts are set to discuss local prevention efforts and best practices to tackle the mosquito-borne illness.

An informational open house will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday followed by a roundtable discussion and Q&A session at the St. Petersburg College Tarpon Springs campus at 600 Klosterman Road in Tarpon Springs. 

Pinellas County Commission Chairman Charlie Justice will serve as the moderator.

The roundtable panel will include Thomas Unnasch, chairman of the University of South Florida Health Department of Global Heath; Ulyee Choe, director of the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County; John Bennett, assistant county administrator of Pinellas' Public Health, Safety and Welfare; and Brian Lawton, program coordinator of Pinellas County Mosquito Control. 

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