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Congressman Darren Soto

Representing the 9th District of Florida

Representatives Murphy, Soto Host Zika Roundtable at UCF

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 3:00pm
6900 Lake Nona Blvd
UCF Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Seminar Room 103
Orlando, FL 32827
United States

Kissimmee, Florida – –U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) and Darren Soto (FL-09) will be hosted a roundtable on Zika and other infectious diseases at the University of Central Florida’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. During the roundtable, experts discussed the risks posed by these diseases, and what government, academia and the private sector are doing to help keep central Floridians safe.

WHAT:  Roundtable on Zika and Other Infectious Diseases

WHERE:  UCF Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, 6900 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando, Fla (Seminar Room 103)

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.


  • U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (FL-07)
  • U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09)
  • Dr. Coleen Boyle, Director, National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Dr. Deborah German, Dean of UCF College of Medicine and UCF’s Vice President for Medical Affairs
  • UCF professors who conduct research on infectious diseases
  • Florida Department of Health officials for Orange and Seminole counties


“Although Zika is no longer an epidemic media spotlight, its dangers are still very real and will continue to affect us in central Florida. Just this past year, 114 travel related cases have been reported in Florida alone - many unfortunately affecting our Puerto Rican community.
Earlier today, I joined my colleague Rep. Stephanie Murphy, along with Doctors from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Professors from the UCF College of Medicine, and experts from the Florida Dept. of Health, to discuss how we can prevent spread and keep informed about the risks of Zika and other infectious diseases.”