Sammies nominee spearheaded US Zika response, established pregnancy hotline
July 13, 20188:07 am
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When the Zika virus hit the United States in 2015 it caused birth defects and widespread alarm. My next guest spearheaded the U.S. response. She led teams that created a tracking system, figured out the virus transmission mechanism and set up a pregnancy hotline. Margaret Honein is an epidemiologist and director of the Division of Congenital and Developmental Disorders at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is also a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals program, and she joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.