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Counties Throughout Florida Get Grants to Fight Zika Before Mosquito Season


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Mosquitoes that carry the disease will be targeted. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

Mosquitoes that carry the disease will be targeted. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

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Orange County is putting a $325,000 grant it got from the Florida Department of Health toward preventing the spread of Zika. Ten counties throughout the state received grants.

“We will use that money to buy equipment, handheld sprayers, truck-mounted sprayers, backpack sprayers as well as control materials.”

There have been no confirmed cases of Zika in Orange County in 2018, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there have been four throughout the state.

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Danielle Prieur

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Danielle Prieur is a general reporter for 90.7 News. She studied journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and interned at 101.9 WDET. She is originally from the metro Detroit area.

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