joining us this morning, new york city health commissioner dr. mary bassett. and thank you very much, doctor, for joining us. so, is this the latest outbreak du jour? how serious is this? how worried should we be? >> well, here in new york city, we know that we have no zika transmission. all three cases that you virus by traveling to a place where we knew that zika was ongoing. but, yes, there has been an outbreak that has affected a growing number of countries in latin america and the caribbean. that's why travel advisories have been issued. >> so, what's the city doing? what's your concern as the top doctor here in new york city? >> yes, so, the first thing is to give advice to people who travel, everyone who travels to area where we know there's zika transmission -- and the number of places keeps growing. you need to check and see what the current status is -- should take precautions against mosquito bites, but our special concern is for pregnant women or women who are trying to get pregnant, because you don't always know the instant that you get pregnant.
mary bassett, aging commissioner donna perotto and deputy commissioner for enforcement timothy hogan. as you can see, all city agencies are on alert and working together to address this challenge. we're headed into the coldest part of the forecast now. the city is facing some of the coldest temperatures and windchills we've seen in the last 20 years. i want to emphasize to all new situation is and how much people should change their habits over the next 24 to 48 hours this must be taken seriously. it's some of the coldest temperatures and windchills we've seen in the last 20 years. right now, temperatures are at 1 but when you add in windchills, it feels like negative 2. we are expecting sustained winds of 25 to 30 miles per hour today with gusts as high as 50 miles per hour. so on top of the extreme cold, we have wind that really will affect everyone who's outside, not only in terms of making it colder, but also making it hard to get around. that's another good reason why the maximum extent possible. the warmer temperatures have now passed. everything we'll see in the next 24 hours w
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