NEW JERSEY CONVENES ZIKA VIRUS PREPAREDNESS SUMMIT

ATLANTA (WABC) — U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez on Friday led a statewide summit with CDC and other health officials as well as local medical professionals to discuss New Jersey’s preparedness for preventing the spread of the Zika virus.

New Jersey currently has nine confirmed cases of Zika out of more than 380 nationwide, all related to travel originating overseas.

“Today’s summit comes at an important time,” Booker said. “We know that the risk of a Zika outbreak in the United States this summer is increasing with each passing day. Pregnant women face a particular threat, which is why it is so important that we take immediate action to protect against this disease.”