The Zika virus is a major public health concern, which is why prevention is key.
The most prevalent way that the Zika virus is transmitted is through mosquito bites. During the warm summer months, the United States should be on high alert because we can expect many states to be exposed to the mosquitoes that cause Zika.
In our latest IHS vlog, Dr. Samer Koutoubi, Public Health Program Director at American Military University, addresses preventative measures that should be considered in the United States during the summer of 2016 and beyond.
About the Speaker:
Samer Koutoubi, M.D., Ph.D.
Program Director and Faculty Member, Public Health at American Public University
Dr. Koutoubi earned his Ph.D. in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University in 2001. He earned his M.D. degree in 1988 from Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Dr. Koutoubi’s research focuses on coronary heart disease among tri-ethnic groups including African-Americans, Caucasians and Hispanics. His interest is in disease prevention and wellness, epidemiological research, cardiovascular disease and nutrition, homocysteine metabolism, lipoprotein metabolism, and cultural food and health. He has also authored a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and written a book review. He served as the Editor-in-Chief for The Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine and reviewed manuscripts for The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ethnicity and Disease Journal, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and The Journal of The National Medical Association. Dr. Koutoubi has also been quoted in national magazines and newspapers, including Natural Health Magazine, Energy Time, Well Being Journal, Northwest Prime Time and Natural Food Merchandiser.
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