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State health workers to get a crash course on Zika virus

State health workers to get a crash course on Zika virus

State health workers will get a crash course on the mosquito-born Zika virus on Wednesday as more cases are expected to hit the United States in coming weeks and the weather gets warmer.

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is scheduled to hold a Zika awareness town hall meeting for employees at its Baltimore headquarters.

The department has also declared next week, April 24 to 30, Zika Awareness Week and will partner with local health departments that week on public education events in different communities across the state.

The awareness campaign comes amid growing concern over the Zika virus as the summer mosquito season approaches. The U.S. Centers...

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