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UWM to host discussion on outbreak of Zika virus

More than 20 countries in the Americas have experienced outbreaks of Zika.

By - Feb 9th, 2016 04:09 pm

MILWAUKEE _ UW-Milwaukee will host “The Zika Virus in the Americas and Beyond: Implications for Global and Maternal Health” at 3 p.m. Feb. 12 in Bolton Hall room B56, 3210 N. Maryland Ave.

More than 20 countries in the Americas have experienced outbreaks of Zika, a mosquito-transmitted virus suspected to be linked to birth defects. This week, the World Health Organization declared Zika to be a global health emergency. UWM presenters will address the Zika outbreak from the perspectives of nursing, public health, gender and public policy.

Presenters will include Aaron Buseh, professor of Nursing; Loren Galvão, senior scientist in Global Health; and Jennifer Weitzel, clinical instructor, Nursing. Natasha Borges Sugiyama, interim director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and associate professor of Political Science, will lead the discussion.

The event is free and open to the public.

About UWM

As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, UW-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. On a budget of $667 million, UW-Milwaukee educates more than 27,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin. Its economic impact is more than $1.5 billion per year in Wisconsin alone. The Princeton Review named UWM a “2016 Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews.

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