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County Officials Urge Residents to Protect Against Mosquitoes (VIDEO)

Montgomery County leaders held a news conference in Rockville on April 29 to encourage residents to take precautions against mosquito bites, and to eliminate potential mosquito breeding sites.

Local officials also announced a new website to help residents stay informed.

You can watch the news conference, below:

State Crews Spray for Mosquitoes in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

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The state of Maryland used a truck to help eradicate mosquitoes in two areas of Montgomery County last week. Montgomery County Health and Human Services spokesperson Mary Anderson said the spraying took place in a section of Gaithersburg and in a section of Wheaton. According to Anderson, residents in the spray area received reverse 9-1-1 […]

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Backpack Report: The Zika Virus (Video)

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While many people are enjoying their summer, going the beach, enjoying the sun, it is mosquito season. The West Nile, the Degue and the Chikigonya viruses have already terrorized people and the mosquitoes themselves, but there is a bigger program that is being faced currently, the Zika virus. To lean more information about the virus, […]

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Zika Virus Prevention Discussed on Montgomery Al Dia (VIDEO)

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Marta Gill was a guest on the county’s Spanish language radio show, Montgomery Al Dia. Gill, a nurse with the county’s department of Health and Human Services, discussed the county’s Zika virus prevention efforts. Take a look: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. For more information go […]

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Emergent BioSolutions Lands Contract to Develop and Manufacture Zika Virus Vaccine

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Gaithersburg based biotech company Emergent BioSolutions has been tapped to develop and manufacture an early stage Zika Virus vaccine. The company announced that its Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) has been awarded a contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) valued up to $21.9 million, this week. BARDA […]

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Town Hall Meeting on Zika Virus Set for June 29 in Germantown

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Montgomery County officials are hosting a Town Hall meeting to discuss the Zika virus on June 29, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., at the Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown. Local leaders will outline the County’s action plan and provide information on steps residents can take to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites. […]

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Zika Virus Town Hall Meeting (VIDEO)

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Fight the Bite is the name of a local educational campaign to protect residents from mosquitoes. Local, state and federal officials recently held a Zika virus town hall meeting at the Dennis Avenue Health Center to discuss prevention and protection. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

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Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on a forum about the Zika virus in Silver Spring, recruitment efforts for Montgomery County’s Fire and Rescue Services, MCPS graduation ceremonies, a recap of Montgomery College’s successful baseball season and more. Watch the show, below:

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Zika Virus Information Session Planned for May 26 (VIDEO)

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Concerned about the Zika virus? Montgomery County residents can find out more about the virus and learn how to lower infection risk by taking part in an information session on Thursday, May 26. Take a look at the video below. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

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Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the Zika virus awareness campaign, the fallen heroes memorial ceremony, the new transit center at Montgomery Mall and more. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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Governor Hogan Budgets $250,000 to Promote Zika Prevention (VIDEO)

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has authorized $250,000 from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene budget to fund the continuation of the state’s Zika virus prevention efforts. “Our administration’s first and main priority is keeping Marylanders safe, and we want our citizens to know that all levels of government are working together to respond to […]

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