UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that county and state public health and mosquito control experts will conduct a presentation titled “Raising Awareness of Mosquitoes and the Zika Virus: What It Is, How It's Spread, and How To Prevent It” on Tuesday, May 10 at the Cranford Recreation Center, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

“If you work in a health-related field or if you are a community resident who wishes to learn about the Zika virus, come to the presentation and get the latest information,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.

The event is designed to share information with public health agencies, health care facilities, and other health professionals that serve Union County residents. Members of the general public are also invited to attend.

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The program includes an update on the state of knowledge about the Zika virus, a presentation on the clinical background of the virus, and a discussion about preventing spread of the virus through mosquito control.

For additional details about the event, contact the Union County Office of Health Management, uchealth@ucnj.org or 908-518-5620.