San Diego Health Officials to Discuss Zika Virus

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PCI Convenes CDC, and State and County Health Officials to Strategize on Educating San Diego Community on Zika

PCI (Project Concern International) will convene national, state, and county health officials to address community concerns about the Zika virus and equip community based providers with key prevention messages and materials to take to the public. The officials will provide brief presentations and participate in a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session with the community.

PCI is responding to the Zika virus in San Diego, as well as in Guatemala and Nicaragua.

This event is open to press (interviews can be in English or Spanish), and interested reporters and outlets should RSVP.

Zika Virus: From Awareness to Action in San Diego


  • Dr. Blanca Lomeli, Medical Director, PCI
  • Maureen Fonseca-Ford, Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.-Mexico Unit
  • Dr. Esmeralda Iniguez-Stevens, Epidemiologist, California Department of Public Health,

Office of Binational Border Health

  • Dr. Eric McDonald, Medical Director, Epidemiology & Immunizations Services Branch,

San Diego County Health & Human Services

  • Chris Conlan, Supervising Vector Ecologist, San Diego County Department of

Environmental Health

June 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

PCI’s U.S. & Border Programs Office, City Heights Center, 4305 University Avenue, Suite 640, San Diego, CA 92105

About PCI:
PCI’s mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship. Founded in San Diego in 1961, PCI’s vision is the most vulnerable people in the world will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and for the future. For more information, visit


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