(WMC) - The Trump administration has appointed a new director to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald most recently served as Georgia's department of public health commissioner.
Dr. Fitzgerald is a trained OB-GYN.
She will begin her new role as states are battling mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus, which is known to cause birth defects.
The CDC is a multi-billion dollar agency that works to promote public health and fight diseases around the world.
Dr. Fitzgerald takes over the CDC job from acting director Dr. Anne Schuchat.