According to the Center for Disease Control main website at, Zika Virus can be transmitted through mosquito bites, from a pregnant woman to her fetus, sex or possibly by a blood transfusion. Symptoms can vary and many people won’t experience any. Common symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain or red eyes. One major issue with Zika as recently highlighted in the media is the possibility for microcephaly in unborn children. (All information provided by

Douglas Finch, M.D. is Sharon Hospital’s Infectious Disease Specialist and the Chief of Infection Control. He will be holding a review of the latest Zika Virus Epidemic. Join him at Brookdale Litchfield Hills at 376 Goshen Road in Torrington on Wednesday, July 27th at 6:00 PM for a symposium to learn more about this rapidly evolving insect born disease.

RSVP is appreciated but not necessary by calling 860-489-8022. Parking is available in the main parking lot and across the street.