Nov. 29 'Unraveling Zika' event features Dr. Elizabeth Stringer

The expert panel event will be Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center on campus.

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?

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. The event is open to the public and audience questions are encouraged.

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.

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