Mayor Landrieu, City Officials To Outline Zika Virus Preparedness Activities

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join local and state officials at New Orleans City Hall’s Mayor’s Press Room, 1300 Perdido St., at 11:00 a.m., to remind residents of the precautions they should take to protect themselves and their homes from mosquitos, as well as provide an update on the City of New Orleans’ outreach activities and overall preparedness in the event of an occurrence of the Zika virus.

         Those expected to attend include Dr. Claudia Riegel, Director, New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board, Dr. Jeff Elder, Interim Director of New Orleans Health Department and Dr. Parham Jaberi, Assistant State Health Officer, Louisiana Office of Public Health.

         City officials said at this time, there are no locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus in New Orleans or Louisiana; however, travel-related cases of Zika virus have been identified in New Orleans and elsewhere in Louisiana.

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         A live feed of the press conference will be available here



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