Zika Virus Concerns Prompt Community Forum On South Coast
Concerns about potential impacts of Zika virus are prompting a community forum on the South Coast this week.
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, along with women from the non-profit Goleta based group Direct Relief International are co-sponsoring tomorrow night’s event in Santa Barbara. Zika virus is a mosquito borne disease which can also be transmitted by humans.
While most of the time there are no impacts on those infected by it, it can cause birth defects if a pregnant woman contracts it.
The forum will feature a number of local health experts. It will take place at 6 tomorrow night at the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center in Santa Barbara.