Roundtable: Preparing for and Protecting the Nation from Zika, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, June 29, 2016 [open pdf - 147KB]
This testimony compilation is from the June 29, 2016 hearing on "Roundtable: Preparing for and Protecting the Nation from Zika," before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Ron Johnson: "The purpose of this roundtable is to examine the Zika outbreak and the threat this virus poses to our nation's health and security. This threat is real. As of June 22, there were 820 cases of Zika in the continental United States. Nearly all were contracted during travel outside the U.S. In my home state of Wisconsin, there are six confirmed Zika cases related to travel. Puerto Rico has confirmed over 1,800 locally acquired Zika cases, with predictions that roughly 20 percent of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million inhabitants will contract the virus this year. Eight women across the United States and its territories have had adverse pregnancy outcomes related to Zika." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Anne Schuchat, H. Fisk Johnson, Christopher Zahn, T. Wayne Gale, and David O'Connor.
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