UPDATED: Zika town hall meeting slated for North Side Civic Centre

Cayman’s leading public health official Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, left, and Mosquito Research and Control Unit Director Bill Petrie give an update on the fight against Zika at a town hall meeting in George Town Tuesday evening. - Photo: Charles Duncan

The final in a series of town hall meetings in Grand Cayman about the Zika virus will take place Nov. 8. at North Side Civic Centre from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

It will be a combined North Side and East End meeting.

The meetings have been scheduled by the Public Health Department to inform residents about Zika and to address concerns, especially for pregnant women.

Everyone is invited, particularly pregnant women, a Public Health press release states.

The meetings will feature a panel including Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez; Ministry of Health Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn; obstetrician Dr. Gilberta Alexander; internal medicine specialist Dr. Iheonunekwu Nelson; surveillance officer Timothy McLaughlin-Munro; nurse midwife Beverley Samuels; and Director of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit Bill Petrie.

A Zika town hall meeting has also been scheduled for Cayman Brac on Nov. 15 from 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the Aston Rutty Centre.

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